It has been a whirlwind last 24 hours for Celtic, but there is no time to for contemplation. The Hoops have a treble to win, and Neil Lennon is back in charge.
The second Neil Lennon era begins at Celtic with a trip to Tynecastle on Wednesday to face Hearts, followed by a Scottish Cup tie against Hibernian on Saturday. Those two games will be a test of Lennon and Celtic’s strength after a difficult few days.
However, Lennon, is more than capable of guiding the Hoops to a third consecutive domestic treble if he does these three things:
1. FIND A SETTLED ROLE FOR OLIVER BURKE
Oliver Burke has been one of the January window success stories for the Hoops. However, Brendan Rodgers seemed to find it difficult to work out his best position for in the side. He played either on the wing, or up-front. If Lennon can find a definitive place for Burke in the team, it would be a big boost to the side.
2. FIND THE RIGHT MIDFIELD BALANCE
The Hoops are in a bit of a midfield bind at the moment, with the likes of Callum McGregor, Tom Rogic, and Olivier Ntcham all out injured. Lennon will have to find the right balance in the middle of the park for the upcoming fixtures. The return of Scott Brown from suspension will help with that.
3. PLAY TWO STRIKERS
Brendan Rodgers played one striker for most of his time at Celtic, Neil Lennon should consider going with two men up-front. Odsonne Edouard is obviously the first-choice hitman, but playing the likes of Timothy Weah or the aforementioned Oliver Burke alongside him would add a new dimension to the side. It is something Lennon should certainly consider.