Alan Hutton has dropped a claim as to why Neil Lennon may not have moved on from Celtic as of yet.
The former Rangers and Scotland international full-back has suggested that a lack of financial firepower may have contributed to him keeping his job at Parkhead amid what has been a pretty disappointing 2020/21 term so far.
Should Celtic sack Lennon?
The Celts recently posted a pre-tax loss of £5.9m in their half-yearly financial results which were announced on Monday morning, with revenue slashed by nearly a quarter.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton has suggested that the financial constraints may be a reason as to why Lennon has not moved on from the Hoops yet:
“The financial thing is a worry in itself, you’re actually asking yourself: Well, where’s the money going to come from to change everything around? Is that why Lennon hasn’t moved on yet?’
“I mean, I think there’s a whole host of questions Celtic fans would like to know the answer to.
“I think first and foremost we have to say a lot of teams are in the same situation with their financial losses, Celtic and Rangers are no different.
“I think the main thing for Celtic is they need a kind of overhaul of the squad, whether it be managerial level, definitely playing level, they’re going through a transition at the moment. It’s long overdue, if you want.”
Financial reveal piles more Celtic misery
On top of what has already been a fairly dismal season by Celtic’s standards, in where they currently find themselves a whopping 15 points behind their bitter rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment and out of the UEFA Europa League at the group stage, the financial situation does not make matters better for the Bhoys.
Whether Lennon is able to keep his job by the end of the campaign is another question, but as Hutton has suggested, the financial losses recorded may well have saved him for now.
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