Sky Sports pundit Davie Provan hasn’t been one to shy away from giving his opinion in the last few months and they continued today as he gave his thoughts on the recent departure of Neil Lennon.
Writing in his column for Sun Sport, Provan said he wouldn’t be feeling too sorry for Lennon force parting ways with Celtic due to the fact plenty of media opportunities will likely pop up soon as well as possible management jobs.
Provan also couldn’t resist one more dig, towards outgoings CEO Peter Lawwell as he mentioned the potentially monumental rebuild that is to come in the summer.
“I WOULDN’T feel too sorry for Neil Lennon on parting company with Celtic.
“Lenny’s had his contract paid up and won’t be short of media work until his next shift in the dugout. Neil is savvy enough to have known his time was up after the defeat in January’s Old Firm game.
“He’d have been crazy to walk then without a pay-off. In the meantime, it looks like Celtic have no succession plan with John Kennedy now in temporary charge.
“With a manager, chief executive and sporting director to be found double-quick, new supremo Dominic McKay already has his work cut out. All that before he gets around to Peter Lawwell’s statue.”
After Lennon’s departure, I am sure he will be looking to take a few months off. However, Provan is correct in the sense that he will likely have plenty of work lined up when it comes to TV work.
As much as it can’t be nice at times to see someone lose/leave their job, this was a decision that should have come a few months ago, not in February when our season was all but over.
Mentioning the rebuild toward the end, the board have a massive job when it comes to that and the next few months could be crucial for the future of this club.
Like they have before with the appointment of someone like Brendan Rodgers, hopefully, they will be looking to put comments from the like of Provan to bed once again.