Speaking after Celtic’s 1-1 draw at home to St. Johnstone this afternoon, a match where the Hoops conceded a 13-point gap at the top of SPFL table to arch-rivals Rangers, under-fire boss Neil Lennon addressed questions about his future with a subtle ten-word message.
Lennon, who is facing heavy pressure both on and off the field with fan protests surrounding the club intensifying, will only find it harder to solidify his position as Celtic boss after another dismal result.
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Lennon drops the ten-word message
St. Johnstone almost got all three points from their meeting at Parkhead thanks to a late goal from Christopher Kane but that was soon cancelled out by Mohamed Elyounoussi, but despite the threatened comeback, Lennon’s side were unable to grab a last-gasp winner.
The result leaves them 13 points adrift of Rangers as Celtic’s title hoops surely hang in the balance despite it being early doors, and now Lennon has come out to address the exit rumours by hinting his future is out of his control and that a change could imminently happen.
Dropping a ten-word message in his post-match press conference, this is what he had to say:
‘If there needs to be a change, so be it’.
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Hinting at his a potential exit, Lennon conceded that he may face the chopping block if results continue to go against the Hoops – especially given that his side are already out of the Europa League and League Cup.
Facing mounting pressure, the Celtic boss needs to turn things around sooner rather than later as he continues to hear calls for him to be removed.
Only time will tell whether he can maintain his position, but after the club publicly backed Lennon, he’ll need to start repaying their faith very, very quickly.
In other news: Lennon was tipped for a ‘massive’ blow behind the scenes, find out more here.
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