Times are tough for Celtic currently. They are in a rough patch as their last three games have seen them lose two and draw one.
The mood hasn’t been great, with the Hoops receiving a lot of criticism, so it is vital that Neil Lennon reverses the slump sooner rather than later, especially in the Premiership as they are six points behind first place.
However, there is some positive news coming out of UEFA which might make Lennon’s objectives slightly easier to achieve.
UEFA’s breaking news which benefits Celtic
Sky Sports journalist Pete O’Rourke reported: ‘Scottish Premiership clubs have received a major boost as UEFA confirmed Scotland will have two spots in the Champions League qualifying round next season.’
This ruling has come at the perfect time for Lennon
With the recent run of poor results, and Rangers opening up a commanding lead in the Premiership at the early stages, the Hoops would be worried if only one Champions League qualifying spot were available.
However, some of the pressure on Lennon may be eased, knowing that second would at least be good enough for Celtic to get into the qualifiers for Europe’s flagship club competition.
Having won the last nine Premiership titles to get into the Champions League annually, at least the Hoops would have that as a safety net for next season if they finish second domestically this time around.
In other Celtic news, a former Scotland manager has criticised one Hoops star following his poor form. Have a read of the article here!
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