Neil Lennon has yet again caused a stir among the Celtic support by making claims about his second spell at the club in an attempt to absolve himself of the disastrous season.
We’re still picking up the pieces from the incredible capitulation. It wasn’t all Neil Lennon’s fault – let me be clear – but he played a major role in losing the ten.
You wouldn’t get that impression from Neil’s interview crusade since leaving his post in February.
His comments in The Sun today have reignited the anger felt last season. The Irishman claimed some of his players refused to play when they were fit, but not overtly. There’s a real frustration the former hoops boss will not take responsibility and has palmed it off to everyone else.
ACSOM host Paul John Dykes took to social media, posting our earlier article and his thoughts on the former Celtic manager – and there were not may far behind him:
Following Neil Lennon’s plea to manage in Israel, he takes to the pages of The Sun to claim that Celtic players didn’t always play when fit?— Paul John Dykes (@PaulJohnDykes) October 10, 2021
He reckons he could “smell it.”
The only thing I can smell is the odious stench of desperation.https://t.co/t2EL9wG1na via @herecelts
It’s now 12 months since things finally began to unravel in earnest at Celtic under Neil Lennon, and eight months after he ‘resigned’ he’s still giving exclusives to The S*n and trying to throw players under the bus, instead of taking responsibility for the shambles he oversaw.— Marc McArdle #古橋亨梧 🇯🇵 (@marcmcardle1) October 10, 2021
The issue with Neil doing this every month or so is, he continues to divide support. There are Neil Lennon lifers who will not have any criticism thrown the Irishman’s way from fellow Celtic supporters.
Neil’s playing career and ‘legend’ status at the club has many blinded. The fact he also has been a victim of some serious assaults and abuse from the other side of Glasgow means Celtic fans can be protective of him. There’s no need for personal abuse when it comes to dissecting Neil’s role in proceedings but simply acknowledging he fell well below the standards of a Celtic manager is an okay thing to say.
His last two jobs have ended on a sour note and Neil is looking for another management role – the longer he is out of the football bubble the more difficult it becomes to get a job.
One way of keeping yourself in the public eye is continuing this cavalcade of nonsense we’ve saw from him.