Plenty of Celtic fans have been reacting to a statistic posted on Twitter outlining the impressive record of Neil Lennon during his second spell in the Parkhead dugout.
Having had a four-year stint as Hoops manager earlier this decade, the 48-year-old returned to the club in February on an initial caretaker basis after Brendan Rodgers left to take charge of Leicester (as per BBC) and he was given the job full-time at the end of last season.
Celtic's record since Neil Lennon's return.
P49 W38 D7 L4 GF117 GA31
Win rate: 77.5%
Draw rate: 14.3%
Lose rate: 8.2%
He had many sceptics when his return was confirmed, none more so than me but what he's achieved so far this season & the style of play has been sensational.
— Inside The SPFL (@AgentScotland) December 19, 2019
In 35 matches since his full-time appointment, Lennon has won 29 and led them into the knockout rounds of the Europa League as Group E winners, as well as retaining the Betfred Cup for a fourth consecutive triumph.
The decision to give him the job permanently was criticised by some of the Hoops faithful at the time, but these Celtic fans on Twitter have been hugely impressed by the manager after seeing his record since February:
And me… delighted to have been proved so so very wrong. Long may it continue…
— (@7govscott) December 19, 2019
When Lenny came back I was happy cause I knew what he could do at Paradise a few of admins weren’t too keen bit now they see he’s the right choice hh
— Ian ” the wall ” Lancaster (@Ian6788cfc) December 19, 2019
That win ratio is ridiculous!!considering we gifted the Rangers an Ibrox won because it was effectively already job done
— Stephen McIlwraith (@smclwrth) December 19, 2019
If this season ends well, I have a few screenshots to pull out the bag that are gonna make a lot of people look very stupid☺️
— CelticBhoy1888 (@Bhoy1888Celtic1) December 19, 2019
Agreed. Im absolutely eating my words and loving the fact that i am! Hes been outstanding!
— MarkE (@SparkyVFR) December 20, 2019
He proved me wrong, I was convinced we would be taking a step back with his appointment, Not at all.. This football (particularity in Europe) is a throwback to the O’Neill days.
I think even a double this season (including the title) would be a great season.
— Belfast Bhoy (@BxlfastBhoy) December 19, 2019
I backed him from day 1 he’s a Celtic man and a winner
— Bobby (@BobbyBhoy67) December 19, 2019
@Lisa18881967 our leader. They stats are outstanding
— Greg (@Greggg67) December 19, 2019
Do you think Lennon has already vindicated the decision to give him the Celtic manager’s job full-time or does he still have more to prove? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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