Neil Lennon? ‘He’s been brilliant,’ says Broony, ‘if he stays the lads would love it’

“He’s been brilliant since he came in, if he stays the lads would love it,” Scott Brown said at yesterday’s media conference which you can listen to below courtesy of the Bhoys at 90 Minute Cynic, adding “if he doesn’t;t we’d like to thank him for everything that he has done for us.”

Well said Broony. Some of the ‘treatment’ that Neil Lennon has been subjected to from elements of The Celtic support has been disappointing to say the least. The problems that have been apparent to us all have NOT been caused by Neil Lennon – he inherited a squad that was not refreshed properly last summer and made sure that the league was won. He also go us to the Scottish Cup Final, winning away to Hibs in the quarter final and against Aberdeen – conquerers of the Rangers – in the semi-final at Hampden – without losing a single goal incidentally.

“It was always going to be hard when Brendan left but we’ve got a fantastic manager. As soon as Celtic called him he answered the call and he came pretty much right away. It’s what you want, you want the passion, someone who knows the club inside out and the gaffer has been phenomenal since he first came in and the lads have enjoyed every single moment of it as well.”

You can listen to Broony below, and what you’ll hear is the very same thing that James Forrest and Kieran Tierney have already said this week. The players are becoming increasing vocal in their support for Neil Lennon getting the job.

If he doesn’t and The Celtic Board have looked elsewhere they really need to have a big name who will excite the fans and galvanise the club for the push towards the Ten. If it’s not Lenny – who could tomorrow be walking around Hampden holding the Scottish Cup aloft – and it is someone like David Moyes, then there is going to be plenty of deflated Hoops fans having their say about that decision.

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