Alan Hutton has told Football Insider that he cannot see Neil Lennon lasting as Celtic boss until January if the results do not turn immediately.
Speaking to the news outlet, the former Spurs, Rangers and Aston Villa defender said that the Scottish Premiership race will be finished by January if the Hoops do not pick up results soon and Steven Gerrard’s team continue the way they have been doing at the top of the league table, and highlighted that Lennon is now under huge pressure to deliver sooner rather than later:
“If this run goes on, January’s too late, I think the league will be finished.
“If Rangers keep playing the way their playing and Celtic keep playing the way they’re playing, the league will be over by January, I can’t see going on that long.
“There’s so many games between now and January, obviously they had a tough one against Milan which nobody expected them to win, really, but the league’s the bread and butter.
“They’ve also got the Scottish League Cup final coming up, that might mask over a couple of cracks but I just don’t see, if it keeps going the way it’s going, I can’t see him getting to January, if I’m honest.”
Lennon under huge pressure
The Bhoys have lost their last three games in all competitions now, including Thursday night’s 4-2 defeat away at AC Milan in the San Siro in the UEFA Europa League, which means that they are guaranteed to finish bottom of their group having only picked up a single point from their five matches in the European competition.
Should Celtic sack Lennon?
They are also currently 11 points off the pace in the SPFL table at the moment, albeit with two games in hand on their Glasgow rivals.
Nonetheless, Lennon will surely need to pick up results fast if the Northern Irishman wants to remain as manager for the near future.
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