Noel Whelan has tipped Celtic to sack Neil Lennon if they lose to Hearts in the Scottish Cup final later this afternoon.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Aberdeen, Livingston and Dunfermline Athletic striker has claimed that the Hoops should part ways with the Northern Irishman if they are beaten this afternoon:
“If he loses against Hearts, who are in the second tier, he’s got to go, I’m sorry. If they lose that game, there’s a real problem at that club.
“There’s no way they should be losing that game, it’s a cup final, it’s against Hearts, they’re in the Championship, Celtic are in the Premiership.
“If they lose that, there’s some real serious decisions to be made, and I would find it very difficult to get my head ’round [it] if Neil Lennon’s still at that club if they lose that final.”
Lennon could save his job by beating Hearts
Lennon may well be able to save his job if his team can manage to beat Hearts and at least have some silverware to show for what has otherwise been a very dismal 2020/21 term by their standards so far.
Should Celtic sack Lennon?
With Celtic knocked out of the UEFA Europa League having finished bottom of their group as well as being no fewer than 16 points behind their bitter rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table, albeit having three games in hand on Steven Gerrard’s men, winning the Scottish Cup could at least put a little smile back on the faces of the club’s fans.
The Bhoys should really be beating Hearts on paper, given that they are currently in the second tier of Scottish football, so a loss for Lennon’s side would still come as a shock, despite their rather poor season so far.
Nonetheless, Whelan believes that he could get the sack if they end up losing the clash and it’s tough to disagree with him.
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