CHRIS SUTTON has spoken about the possibility of Neil Lennon once again taking over the managerial reigns at Celtic should Brendan Rodgers leave before his contract is up.
The Englishman believes firmly that it should be either Rodgers or Lennon who has the opportunity to go for the ten but was more glowing about his teammate than Celtic’s current boss.
Speaking candidly about all things between the managers, there are two places where Sutton thinks Neil stands out over Rodgers.
An eye for a player, and a more impressive European acumen when you consider Neil Lennon guided his Celtic side to the last 16 of the Champions league while Rodgers has ended up fourth and third in the groups so far.
Sutton isn’t advocating a change at Celtic Park but he believes should Rodgers get offered a massive job elsewhere – there is a ready-made replacement who could improve Celtic or steady the ship.
“He’s (Neil Lennon) now in the process of building a second Hibs team and there isn’t a Celtic fan who doesn’t know who was responsible for signing Gary Hooper, Virgil van Dijk or Victor Wanyama.
“Yes, he made a few bad signings as well but what would you call Marvin Compper or Eboue Kouassi? The evidence tells me Lennon has a better eye.”
This may be true but Neil Lennon did not deliver one treble never mind back to back.
Lennon and Rodgers have their own credentials and have served Celtic well.
Both managers go head to head this weekend and the man that started Celtic’s sensational run is looking to stop it dead in its tracks.
It will be up to Brendan Rodgers to lay down a marker.