Former Celtic midfielder turned pundit Kris Commons has slaughtered the Celtic team today but NOT the Celtic manager after another 4-1 defeat to Sparta Prague on Thursday night.
The bhoys crashed out of Europe with two games to spare after another disastrous night for the club this season.
There have been so many terrible results since football’s restart, a lot ofCeltic fans think the job is beyond Neil Lennon at this point.
Not Kris Commons, who once famously called out Ronny Deila when Celtic crashed out of Europe to Molde.
The old pals act is crazy and Kris seems to have recoiled from his earlier stance that the manager was heading for the sack just last month.
Commons is not well respected within the Celtic community since his departure from the club. He is wheeled out to give his opinion on a weekly basis and TalkSport giving him the mic today proved he has no idea of what’s really going on within the Celtic support.
Kris blames players, recruitment and at even one point, the fans!
“I think they have got to stick with Neil Lennon.” Kris told Talksport as quoted in Sunsport.
“I’ve been in a dressing room with Neil as a manager and a player, he is a natural leader and a born winner. He knows Celtic inside out.
“He’s the gentleman that enlightened me on everything about Celtic and what it stood for and what it meant to be a Celtic player.
“So for me, he is the right man in the job.
“I think he’s been let down considerably by the players he’s picking, particularly the defence.
“I think the board have stuck by Neil in terms of the money they spent on defenders.
“But I’m not convinced that any of these signings are doing Neil Lennon any good.
“Barkas, £3million. Christopher Jullien, £7m. Boli Bolingoli, £3m. Elhamed, £1.6m. Shane Duffy who will be on massive wages considering the rest of the squad.
“The goals that they’ve conceded are quite frankly ridiculous. They’ve only played four games in the Europa League and they’ve conceded 13 which is a crazy amount of goals.
“In the league, St Mirren have only conceded two more goals than Celtic and they sit second bottom. Two more goals.
“They’re not joined as a whole, they’re not united as as team. It leads me to think that they are playing as individuals, that there is players in that dressing room that are not willing to run the extra 10 yards.
“They’re not wanting to be there, they don’t care about Celtic.
“And you’ve got certain supporters outside the stadium, a minute part of the support that want Neil Lennon out, it adds fuel to the fire.
“I think it’s unwarranted at this moment in time.
“Like I said, I think it’s a minute group of so-called supporters that have done that.
“I think they’re quick to forget everything that Neil has done for the club in the last decade and what he’s been through.
“Hand on heart, I think he is the right man for the job. But the players he’s brought in for all this money and all the wages need to start performing at a level to play for Celtic and they’ve just not got that mental strength at the minute.”
Chris Sutton, of all people, gave up the ghost last night when it came to Neil Lennon and the job he’s doing this season. The BT pundit branded his mate delusional after Lenny’s post-match interview.
Kris coming out and blaming everyone else for our shortcomings but refusing to put any blame at the door of the manager is an incredible take. It’s not solely Neil Lennon’s fault but he has to burn the majority of the blame – as all managers do when things aren’t going well.