The support for the Celtic manager is dwindling by the game and many are wondering when our CEO will step in and say enough is enough.
Will he allow Neil Lennon to continue on as the manager and hope things work themselves out or has Peter Lawwell put anything into motion which to make sure a replacement is waiting if Neil Lennon’s is deemed not to be the man to take Celtic forward.
While some of you will definitely exhale with a derisive tone, Record Sport chief journalist, Keith Jackson usually get the scoop from inside Celtic Park from the powers that be.
Today Keith writes Peter is most certainly considering Gordon Strachan for a stop gap placeholder for this season should the Celtic manager be pushed: “It’s the phone-call that Peter Lawwell won’t wish to make and Gordon Strachan definitely doesn’t want to receive.
“But just because the conversation would be excruciatingly awkward at both ends of the line, it doesn’t make a possible solution to Celtic’s current dilemmas any less obvious. Or perhaps even inevitable if Neil Lennon can’t find a way to pull himself out of a tailspin which is threatening to see the club’s quest for 10 In A Row crash and burn around him. And find it sharpish.
“For Lawwell, the weekend would have been spent agonising over whether it’s too soon and too callous to pull the trigger on a manager who has not put a foot wrong in terms of delivering one trophy after the next since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.
“With the prospect of a fourth consecutive domestic clean sweep to be completed days before Christmas, denying Lennon the opportunity of leading his team into another Scottish Cup Final would make the chief executive feel like a cross between Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch. But then again, Lawwell may also be worrying and wondering if he’s already left it too late”
There won’t be many, if any, Celtic supporter who would support the idea of a Gordon and Gavin Strachan double act but this looks like a Celtic regime without a plan B. A CEO who publicly admitted he didn’t field or seek out candidates the last time the job was up for grabs.
It’s depressing the short term outlook our club has at present.
Should Neil Lennon continue in the job, things could be over quite quickly in terms of the league. Any more dropped points and a January 2nd derby away to our city rivals could seal his fate.