NEIL LENNON has hit back at BT Sport’s Rory Hamilton after the commentator asked the Irishman about his Celtic future. The 4-1 defeat to Prague leaves Lennon’s side with two wins in nine games, a stat that has left fans pondering whether Lennon is the right man to lead Celtic forward. Hamilton posed this question but the Irishman wasn’t for entertaining it, sniping back saying that he answered this query the day before.
Speaking to BT, as transcribed by the Daily Record, Lennon was adamant that nothing has changed with regards to the backing he is clinging onto from the Celtic hierarchy.
“I don’t know why you’re asking me that when we only touched on it yesterday.
“I don’t see any reason why one game and one day would change that.”
Lennon appears to retain the support of the Celtic board, who see the result as meaningless against the big picture of 10IAR. However, supporters have taken to social media to express their deep concern that the title winning aspirations are at risk.
The manager still believes that he is the man to turn it around and there is no need to panic, likening Celtic’s position of that of last season. Albeit, last year, Celtic were ahead of Rangers – who had one game in hand when questions were asked and not 11 points behind with us having two games in hand that won’t be played until the New Year.
“Of course I do. I know this group better than anybody.
“Look, at the end of last year we lost to Rangers and everyone was writing us off.
“We were getting slaughtered from all and sundry, whether it was our own supporters or everyone else, so we’ve been here before.”