I agree that a ‘spending’ Celtic will probably win the league next year. If they don’t splash out, Sevco will win at a canter. Celtic can’t afford to keep Lennon.
He isn't the right man to keep them pushing forward, he was a steady hand to get them over the line this season but they have evolved under Rodgers and Lennon isn't progressive enough to keep that going forward.
Celtic will struggle to get the big name manager they crave. When Deila left it looked as if Aberdeen May challenge for the title, so a manager like Rodgers could come in, make them unbeatable and look fantastic and he got his big move.
Why would a manager come and take them over at the peak of their trajectory? They will miss out on Mourinho, Benitez etc and be left with a choice of Bilic or Lennon. Neither would be a good choice and they’ll be back on a downward trajectory again.
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I thought he came across well enough. He pointed out that of the 14 titles Celtic have won this century he's played a key role in 10 of them so reckons it's fair to say he knows what it takes.
But then I'm someone who thinks a guy who steered us to our highest ever league points tally did a good job at Hibs so what would I know?
Aye, but he lost a game against Ranjurs!!!!!!
There seems to be something quite bipolar about the way people respond to Neil Lennon. He's loved or hated, folk think he's brilliant or rubbish and it is ridiculous.
Exactly as you say, Lennon did a good job at Hibs overall. He had his highs and lows (as with every manager) but on balance I was happy with him and I still like him.
At Celtic he's done the most important thing - get them over the line in the league and he only needs to get a far superior squad up for a game against a pish Hearts team and he's got them another treble.
They need to spend this summer so their decision on who is manager is a big one. It's easy for Celtic fans to get seduced by big names but Lennon knows better than anyone what is required to win in Scotland and I think he'd be their best choice.