It has been well documented at this stage that the Neil Lennon and Hibs relationship is about to hit the divorce courts. The usual “he brings it on himself” brigade are out in force once again. Although, Neil Lennon has got the backing from one manager he probably wasn’t expecting.
Craig Levein has bumped heads with just about everyone he can bump heads with. Most Celtic fans view him as an outspoken, obnoxious, ignorant whinger. Yesterday the Hearts manager offered his support to the Irishman.
Speaking after his sides 2-0 win to St. Johnstone, Levin said…
“I don’t know what’s happened in all honesty although I hope he’s okay as I actually really like Lenny.
“We’ve been on opposite sides of the city, we both want the same things for our clubs and we’ve had our moments but I have a huge amount of time for him.
“I like him as a guy and I hope he’s all right but really I’m speaking blind and I don’t know what’s gone on.”
Lennon and Levin have certainly enjoyed winding each other up over the last few seasons but there seems to be some respect there. Lennon’s days look numbered though. Both Gordon Strachan & Alan Stubbs are hotly tipped to take over at Easter Road.
It was reported yesterday that Gary Parker would take charge of today’s game against St. Mirren but it has now emerged in the Evening Times that Parker is suspended along with Lennon.