‘No justification’: Celtic boss adamant he’s the right man for the job

Pete Lynch October 27, 2020
‘No justification’: Celtic boss adamant he’s the right man for the job
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Celtic manager Neil Lennon says there is “no justification” for him to be sacked amid his team’s poor run of form, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Hoops boss admitted his disappointment at the current league standings. However, he urged supporters to give the players time to turn things around.

The east Glasgow outfit sit below leaders Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. If that doesn’t hurt enough, the Hoops lost 2-0 at home to their fierce rivals earlier this month.

Celtic then suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to AC Milan in the Europa League group stages. Then a 3-3 draw at Aberdeen saw them slip six points behind Rangers in the league.

But despite his frustration, Lennon has made it clear he deserves to be in the Celtic Park dugout.

“Am I unhappy with this week’s results? Then yeah,” said Lennon. “We like to play well and win. 

“We have a lot to look forward to and are getting stronger again. And I think I should be the man in charge of it.

“There is no justification for me to be sacked, none whatsoever.”

‘Show a bit of patience’

Celtic have lost one and drawn two of their 11 league matches this season. They have, however, matched the 28 goals scored by Rangers.

They also have a chance to close the gap with a game in hand over the leaders. Lennon suggested some patience was required in their bid for a tenth successive league title.

“A minority of our fans need to calm down and let the players settle,” added Lennon.

“Fans might not want to buy into that but if they can’t enjoy this season I don’t know what they can enjoy.

“Some need to show a bit of patience because it’s unbalanced and not helping the players. But, in the main, I think the majority of the fans are behind the team.”

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Freelance sports journalist from Derry/Londonderry with experience at Sky Sports News and the International University Sports Federation. Huge Liverpool and Northern Ireland fan.