Journalist Adrian Durham believes that there is a way that Celtic manager Neil Lennon can save his job in the hot seat at Parkhead.
Lennon has a chance
The Irish tactician has come under intense scrutiny from the supporters in recent weeks, which has seen mass protests organised to see him sacked and fan groups unveiling huge banners pleading with the board to “save the 10.”
Despite having won five Scottish Premiership titles as a player and four as a manager with the Bhoys, this is no longer being taken into account with his side 13 points behind Rangers in the table and out of Europe in December.
Speaking on his talkSPORT Drive show, Durham had his say on the situation and concluded there is light at the end of the tunnel for the boss.
“I was intrigued by his press conference,” he said in response to Lennon’s comments who suggested that not much work needs to be done other than a confidence boost (via the club’s official YouTube channel).
“They’ve got a really easy, relatively speaking, on paper, December. They’ve got three home games in a row. Then they go to Hamilton, if they don’t win that something is seriously up, that’s on Boxing Day.
“Home to Dundee United on 30th and then we’re into the New Year and the trip to Ibrox. They should have all wins – it should be Ws from now on and for the rest of December, and they’ll go to Ibrox with confidence on 2nd January.
“Let’s see what happens, if he [Lennon] says there’s not a lot wrong, then he should be able to put it right fairly easily and swiftly.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This is easier said than done, Mr Durham. But with his logic, last night’s victory might be the injection of confidence that the players need – even if it was meaningless in the end.
That being said, Celtic have to start winning games if Lennon is to save his job. As Durham suggested, on paper, these are games that the Hoops should be winning.
This highlights the Rangers game in the New Year with an even larger red shirt than before. If Celtic can get to that game unbeaten and if Rangers drop points – the 10-in-a-row could still be on.
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