So far Celtic have been linked with four possible candidates for the vacant manager’s position. Neil Lennon has found competition with Roberto Martinez a new favourite, Dermot Desmond’s golf buddy Andre Villas-Boas and to a lesser extent Rafa Benitez.
Lennon’s 0-0 draw at the weekend and last minute winners have not done him any favours. We did see he will have to make some noise the weekend and try to get a convincing win against Aberdeen.
But Lennon has received the backing publically of one Celtic player. Callum McGregor speaking with the Record thinks Lennon is the man for the job and that he needs to be announced ASAP.
‘The club has good support behind that who will continue to work and, whatever it throws up in the summer, there will be enough options there that whoever is making the decisions will be able to do so.’
‘Ewan Henderson has come into the equation, Michael Johnston has been around it and we have young boys in the team,’.
‘Kris Ajer is only 20, Kieran Tierney is still 21, Odsonne Edouard is 21. ‘There are young players there and there also young ones in behind that as well, but you obviously have to bring in quality as well at the same time.
‘There are a number of players out of contract and there will be some movement here and there, I’m sure.’
McGregor has been a first team regular for the past three seasons at Celtic. Before his injury, in February he had racked up more minutes than any other player in world football. Lucky for Celtic he only missed a month out with the injury as he will be a vital part to Celtic and Lennon’s push for another treble-winning season.