Danny Mills has suggested that Celtic may assess the job that Neil Lennon has done for them so far around the Christmas period.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds United and Manchester City defender was impressed over how the Irishman got his team 2-0 up at the San Siro versus AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League in midweek and insisted that the Hoops losing 4-2, in the end, was not his fault:
“Going 2-0 up shows that he can still motivate a team.
“When they concede after that, is it Neil Lennon’s fault? I’m not convinced it is in all honesty.”
He also compared Lennon’s situation to that of Ralph Hasenhuttl at Southampton after his team lost 9-0 at home to Leicester City in the Premier League last term, but admitted that the board may assess the 49-year-old’s position around Christmas time:
“Because of what they’ve achieved and won in recent seasons, you have to be a little bit patient and not get carried away.
“If he gets through the Christmas period and they start to pick up then fine. If he doesn’t, they’ll probably reassess after Christmas.”
Should Lennon get sacked?
The Celts have lost their last three matches over all competitions now, including Thursday night’s loss to Milan, which means that they are guaranteed to finish bottom of their group having only picked up one point from their five games in the European competition.
Should Celtic sack Lennon?
They are also currently 11 points off the pace in the SPFL table before the kick-offs today, albeit with two matches in hand on their Glasgow rivals.
Nonetheless, if results do not pick up soon, then even more Bhoys fans may start question how much longer Lennon should remain in the job.
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