Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been backed by former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell who believes he was “right to come out firing” in his press conference on Monday.
Lennon in the right?
The Irish tactician went on a rant and ripped into the Scottish Government, former Bhoys players and the media after the club’s controversial mid-season training camp in Dubai.
Lennon’s comments came after chief executive Peter Lawwell apologised for the club’s Middle Eastern trip, after which the boss appeared to completely undermine the hierarchy by hitting back so strongly.
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell believes that Lennon did the right thing though by reacting in the way that he did.
“These things are all planned out,” he said. “I do not know what all of the hullabaloo is about, I really don’t.
“The club have come out with a statement and it seems to me as if they have come out with a statement without consulting Neil Lennon beforehand.
“When you see a discrepancy in the manager’s comments and the club’s, that says to me that the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.
“Neil Lennon is right to come out firing though, it is something that you do as a team and a club.
“They have done it before and they will do it again. It is just unfortunate what has happened.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Yet again, it is another event in which the supporters are left to suffer. Now that Lennon appears to have gone over Lawwell’s head on the club’s Dubai stance, where does that leave them and what does that mean for their respective future?
Recent reports suggested that major changes are to take place next summer, with Lawwell potentially being one of the big names out of the door. The question remains as to whether Lennon will follow him with his team so far behind arch-rivals Rangers.
Time will tell on that one, but Desmond’s silence is alarming and he surely must put a stop to the war of words.
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