Celtic still have it all to play for in the Scottish Premiership.

You wouldn’t know it from much of the reaction to today’s performance and result against Hibernian, but it’s true.

Some are likely even using that fact to defend the manager against losing his job.

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However, Celtic’s title viability is not an argument for keeping Neil Lennon in his post, quite the opposite.

The fact we still have a chance of winning ten-in-a-row is precisely why Celtic must make a change.

The team’s title chances are, admittedly, looking grim right now. We are eight points behind with a game in hand, which is likely to be an 11 point gap tomorrow with two matches in our favour.


Ten-in-a-row is hanging by a thread, and if the situation continues trending in the same direction, it will be lost. That’s just the cold, hard truth.

I wrote earlier that I don’t have faith in Lennon turning things around and reversing that trend.

Much will be said and written by others in the days ahead about Lennon’s long association with Celtic, his trophy-winning record and his status as a legend. All of it is true.


But that’s not enough.

The only question the Celtic board need to concern themselves with is if they still have faith in the manager and his coaching staff turning things around?

Anything else is irrelevant.

Lennon knows better than anyone that no-one is bigger than the club and that no-one comes ahead of it. It doesn’t matter who you are.

If there really are logical reasons to keep the manager in place, I’d love to hear them.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, for me, that doesn’t include his iconic Celtic status, nor does it include the fact we don’t know who would replace him.

It’s the Celtic hierarchy’s job as custodians of a famous and financially sound football club to do the due diligence on exceptional managerial candidates and pick the best man for the job.

Just because your mate, or someone like myself, can’t name an obvious successor, doesn’t let Lennon off the hook.

Don’t let Celtic away with it either. Just because all is not lost this season doesn’t mean huge decisions can be hand waved away.

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