Neil Lennon has hit back at the media glee predicting a summer exodus of players from Celtic.
Almost all of Lennon’s squad have been linked with moves away from the club ranging from Fraser Forster to James Forrest.
After the defeat from Juventus Lennon used his twitter account to register his unhappiness about the coverage the club has received and followed that up in today’s media conference.
“The minute we get a player in it’s as if you can’t wait for him to go down the road,” he said.
“They may not to get to play at such a big club, play in the Champions League and have a chance to win trophies year in, year out.
“I always talk the game up and other people want to talk the game down in Scotland,” he explained.
“I was really disappointed by the headlines yesterday coming back after such a fantastic journey.
“To pick up the back pages of some of the papers and look at all the negativity – that really disappoints me.”
While some players will leave the club a move to Celtic will be a priority for a number of players throughout the football world.
Three years ago Lennon explained his plans to Gary Hooper, Joe Ledley and Beram Kayal as they made their move to the SPL.
Celtic’s Champions League campaign has been beamed around the globe illustrating that a transfer to Glasgow can open the door to the Champions League.
Without blowing his own trumpet working with Lennon will also be a big attraction with the hoops boss in no rush to quit the club he loves.
The Celtic boss added: “I can’t stop speculation of players and myself,” responded Lennon. “At this time I am Celtic manager and I don’t see any reason for this to change.
“I want to take the club forward. We have made huge strides this season. It will be difficult to replicate that but that’s the challenge. I am manager of Celtic, one of a privileged few to do this job. I enjoy it.”
While Celtic apparently face a player exodus STV Sport understand that Third Division Sevco are poised to swoop for £4m rated Mexican striker Alan Pulido who has been identified by star spotter Neil Murray.
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