The mood around Celtic is incredibly bleak at the moment, with the Hoops winning just one game in their last six.
The latest update on Neil Lennon and his future
Sky Sports are reporting that the Scottish side are backing the manager after ‘positive’ talks took place on Monday.
The Daily Record have added to the report however, revealing a rather bizarre reason why Lennon is getting another chance. The club’s majority shareholder, Dermot Desmond, is ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with Lennon due to the reaction from some fans after the defeat to Ross County.
Desmond was reportedly outraged by the violent protests which saw fans clash with police following the Betfred Cup defeat as they called for Lennon to be sacked. Due to these protests, he wants to give the manager more time.
However, they also provided an update which suggests when Desmond may cave and sack the manager, claiming the Bhoys’ trip to Milan on Thursday is Lennon’s “one last chance”.
Is this the right decision?
The Hoops are bottom of their Europa League group and eleven points behind Old Firm rivals Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. They have also now lost the opportunity of adding another domestic cup to their cabinet.
Therefore, it is definitely fair for the fan base to be frustrated with the manager, especially in such a crucial season as they embark to win their tenth consecutive league crown.
It seems like the decision from Desmond and his fellow higher-ups is a stubborn one, bizarrely focusing on fan frustrations rather than what he should be focused on – the performances and the results on the pitch.
That said, those supporters who do want Lennon dismissed can take solace in these latest reports – it appears defeat on Thursday could mean the end for the boss, regardless of Desmond’s stubbornness.
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