It's a myth that the Celtic job holds little appeal; our potential is fantastic

By John McGinley

November 30, 2020

Celtic and the club’s supporters are taking a bit of a kicking in the media today.

Pundits are lining up to talk down the club, the fans and the appeal of the Celtic job to potential candidates.

Neil Lennon isn’t even out of a job yet and already our ability to attract a competent replacement is being written off.

No surprises that Kris Commons is at the front of the queue, claiming that the situation is too toxic for any manager worth their salt to come in and fix.

Writing in his Scottish Daily Mail column (30/11 print edition, page 83), he said: “Rangers could drive a coach and horses through the full thing, emptying a salt mine into the wounds of their rivals.

“Even if the board decides to make a change, it won’t automatically fix things overnight. Celtic is a massive club, but the job would be a hard sell right now.

“No Champions League football, a squad which needs open heart surgery, and you could be at the helm in the season where the club misses out on ten in a row. For any new manager, that’s a situation which holds precious little appeal.”

Former defender Gary Caldwell has also been on BBC Radio Scotland tonight to say that there are no better options out there for Celtic right now.

These guys are spreading a damaging myth and only Celtic can prove it wrong, by letting Lennon go and making the right appointment.

The potential of this club is massive.

We have vibrant, passionate support who are willing to show backing when signs of progress are apparent.

We have a brilliant squad with some of the best players in the country, ready to be ignited again and reach their potential.

We have a budget greater than anyone else in the country that, in the right hands, can propel us towards success.

Peter Lawwell watches Celtic in action / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

We have excellent opportunities to regularly reach the group stages of European competitions.

Yes, there are problems right now, but this is the perfect time for an ambitious, visionary manager to come in and revitalise us, much in the way Brendan Rodgers did in 2016.

The sins of missing out on ten-in-a-row, should that happen, wouldn’t be laid at his feet.