Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that it’s time for his former teammate Neil Lennon to go after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Ross County on Sunday afternoon.
Sutton has had enough
It was a repeat of 2010 for the Bhoys, who lost by the same scoreline in a domestic cup competition. A first-half penalty from Ross Stewart and a late goal from Alex Iacovitti meant that the Hoops were sent packing from the Betfred Cup.
This is the icing on the cake of misery presented to Lennon, on what has been a horrendous 2020/21 campaign for him and his team so far.
Segments of the Parkhead faithful unveiled a banner displaying “save the 10 – time to go Neil”, to which Sutton jumped to the Irish tactician’s defence but the former Hoops striker has now changed his mind,
Once one of Lennon’s most staunch supporters, Sutton has had a change of heart in the past week and posted his thoughts straight after the game – admitting that there is no chance that Lennon will avoid being dismissed from his job.
Neil Lennon has been badly let down by his players but he can’t survive this. He’s been a great servant to the club.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 29, 2020
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Sutton has presented the grim reality to Lennon. He deserves the utmost respect after everything he has achieved as a player and as the man in the hot seat but results now are simply not acceptable.
Thee pressure to perform and to succeed at Celtic Park is enormous. Even some of Lennon’s most loyal followers are starting to have second thoughts in regards to whether he can take the team forward.
As a result, it may be time for Lennon to step aside and for the club to pursue the former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe as his replacement.
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