Sport Celtic make decision on immediate Neil Lennon future as club rules out return of duo as next management team

10:45  01 december  2020
10:45  01 december  2020 Source:   scotsman.com

Celtic are utter dross and this Rangers juggernaut will canter to the title - Hotline

  Celtic are utter dross and this Rangers juggernaut will canter to the title - Hotline David McCarthy took your calls as one Hoops fan waved the white flag. David Bryce, Troon, said: “This Rangers side is a juggernaut, they will win the league at a canter. We are dross in comparison to them, all over the pitch.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits if results do not improve soon, his future at the club could be under threat after their League Cup defeat to Ross County. When asked if he would understand if the Celtic board took the decision to remove him on Sunday evening, Lennon responded: "No, I think it's too

Former Celtic youth Simon Ferry reckons even members of football's management elite couldn't get a tune out of the current Hoops squad. And he reckons the "toxic" cloud hanging over the club has doomed Neil Lennon for failure despite the many changes he's made to turn things around.

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Neil Lennon sitting in front of a green car © Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Lennon to stay on – for now

Neil Lennon has been granted a stay of execution by Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, who will allow the under-fire manager to take charge of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Milan at the San Siro. The business tycoon is said to be furious with the behaviour of a small number of Celtic fans after Sunday’s loss to Ross County and doesn’t want to bow to their demands. (Daily Record)

‘No sympathy’ for Lennon

Former Celtic star Charlie Nicholas insists he has “no sympathy” for manager Neil Lennon because the Northern Irishman never earned the right to be Celtic manager in the first place, insisting his hiring was another example of the club’s board going with the cheap option. (Daily Express, print)

Why Celtic board is giving Neil Lennon time - but how long has he got?

  Why Celtic board is giving Neil Lennon time - but how long has he got? There was a visceral reaction from sections of Celtic’s fanbase to the hardly revelatory news that Neil Lennon retains the backing of the club’s board. © Neil Lennon is down but should not be counted out just yet as Celtic manager (Photo by Alan Harvey /... Indeed, the uproar to the club’s recent travails – exemplified by the need to stage a late two-goal comeback simply to scrape a draw at Easter Road – was best articulated by a rival Pemiership manager in private recently. The mania over 10-in-a-row, he said, was causing people “to lose their ****” in demanding Lennon’s head on a platter.

The club 's majority shareholder is ready to offer the under-fire boss a last chance to turn the season around. Celtic supremo Dermot Desmond has chosen not to axe Neil Lennon because he was so disgusted by the baying mob calling for the manager ’s head after Sunday’s defeat to Ross County.

Neil Lennon wants to deliver "a fourth treble" at Celtic after being confirmed as the club 's permanent boss on a 12-month rolling contract. He replaced Brendan Rodgers in February and guided the club to an eighth title in a row in his second stint in charge.

No truth in O’Neill/Keane rumours

Rumours linking Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane with returns to Celtic Park as the new management duo to replace Neil Lennon are completely false, according to a club insider. (Daily Record)

Rangers’ title odds tumble

The odds of Rangers winning the title have dropped even further in the wake of Celtic’s Betfred Cup exit to Ross County. Steven Gerrard’s men are now 2/9 to finish the season on top, while Celtic are out at 11/4. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic-Hibs controversy

Celtic’s request to move their first SPFL Premiership home match of 2021 to accommodate a winter training camp was granted against Hibs’ wishes – as the date was in the same weekend and league arbitration rules favour the host club. (Evening News)

Under-fire Neil Lennon insists he is still the man to lead Celtic

  Under-fire Neil Lennon insists he is still the man to lead Celtic A second straight 4-1 defeat to the Czech champions ended hopes of Europa League progress and heaped fresh pressure on the under-fire Parkhead boss. Odsonne Edouard's superb 14th minute strike promised to stop the rot after two wins in eight games. © Provided by Daily Mail Neil Lennon is on the brink of getting sacked but insists he is still the man to lead Celtic More amateur defending saw the Parkhead side ship two goals before half-time, however, the walls caving in completely in the last 10 minutes.

Neil Lennon still has the backing of the Celtic hierarchy and will continue as manager , after a series of "positive" Zoom calls on Monday. Lennon and the board were locked in discussions on his future after he took training at Lennoxtown. Sky Sports News understands the board continue to back their

Neil Lennon during Celtic ’s 2-0 Lennon , immersed in Celtic as player and manager , has been afforded some astonishing treatment from keyboard warriors and Football Manager obsessives. Decision - making , pressure and confidence have all bled into Celtic ’s run. The notion which has

Ex-Rangers keeper to retire

Former Rangers No.1 Cammy Bell has informed current club Queen’s Park that he wishes to retire from football, effective immediately. The 34-year-old informed manager Ray McKinnon yesterday ahead of his final training session. (Scottish Sun)

Budge loan to Hearts

Ann Budge has given Hearts a fresh loan of more than £1million to help with operating costs. Through her company, Bidco (1874) Limited, the Edinburgh businesswoman loaned the club £1,225,000 interest-free. The amount is detailed in Hearts’ accounts for the year to June 30, 2020. (Evening News)

Why this Celtic defeat was different and not fatal for Neil Lennon .
On the surface, a third straight concession of four goals on the continent suggests the 4-2 Europa League loss against AC Milan in the San Siro was another game to add to the grim collection for Celtic of late. © Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Yet, it wasn’t. Neil Lennon will hardly be doing cartwheels over his team’s horrific form run being extended to two wins in 11 games, when he has admitted he could have lost his job earlier this week, with many supporters enraged the club’s board have spared him.

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