Former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor believes that Celtic could sack manager Neil Lennon if they fail to beat Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Lennon on the brink?
The Irish tactician has been under immense pressure at Parkhead after a poor start to the season, where his side have fallend behind league leaders Rangers and have been eliminated from the Europa League at the Group Stage.
Lennon’s side are currently 13 points behind their Glasgow rivals in the Scottish Premiership table, with serious doubts regarding their pursuit for 10-in-a-row leading to fan protests outside of Celtic Park.
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor suggested it is only a “matter of time” until Lennon inevitably falls through the trap doors that lies beneath him.
“It’s a matter of time now,” he said. “They got a draw but I think if they had lost the game, he probably would have gone.
“I feel like Celtic won’t just sack Neil Lennon if they haven’t got an adequate replacement. You won’t just sack someone if you haven’t got anyone to come in.
“They’re probably waiting until the next time they lose to a team they should be winning against and maybe then, he’ll be gone.
“It’s a shame to see because I like Neil Lennon, he’s a passionate manager who loves Celtic and it’ll be a shame for him to go.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
There’s no getting away from the fact that there is huge pressure on Lennon’s shoulders. The fact that the man has won five league titles as a player, and four as a manager, is not really being taken into consideration.
The thought of losing out to their arch-rivals and missing out on 10-in-a-row is annoying the supporters, but the likes of Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell have backed Lennon to turn his fortunes around.
However, Agbonlahor could be right. Any further loss of traction to Rangers could force the board to make a drastic U-turn and fire the manager.
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