Lennon wants to see SPL increased

Neil Lennon Celtic manager

Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon would rather see the SPL be expanded than reduced to a ten team division.

SPL clubs are expected to vote on Monday over a new look format that would introduce two divisions of ten including play-off’s between SPL1 and SPL2.

Since joining Celtic a decade ago from Leicester Lennon has only known the 12 club set up and is also a supporter of the controversial split.

“There’s talk of reducing the league to ten teams but I’m not sure that that would work,” the Celtic boss told Channel 67 tonight. “I think that the players and managers would prefer to see an extra two teams added.

“A 14 team league would bring a bit more variety in who you are playing against. I haven’t had a good look at the proposals yet but by all accounts the powers that be think that it will be beneficial so who am I to argue with that.”

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Lennon has experienced the joy and pain of last day drama and feels that the authorities shouldn’t rush in to ending the split.

The Celtic boss added: “The split adds a bit of excitement when you have the top six fighting it out for the championship and the bottom six to avoid relegation.

“In three out of the seasons the title race has gone right to the wire and it’s been the same with relegation a few times and that creates added interest. I don’t know if they’ll get rid of the split in the new proposals.”

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