Neil Lennon’s hopes of becoming the next permanent manager of Celtic look to be cooling considerably.
Since Sunday’s match at Ibrox there has been a massive groundswell of opinion going against the current caretaker with one overnight development appearing ominous.
As soon as Lennon returned in February John Park appeared in the spotlight, the scout credited with a key role in the recruitment of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama who are both preparing for next month’s Champions League Final.
Sunderland torpedo Neil Lennon’s hopes of taking talent spotter John Park back to Celtic.
— stephen.mcgowan (@mcgowan_stephen) May 14, 2019
McGowan appears to be the journalist closest to decision making inside Celtic Park with the wording of that tweet highlighting that this isn’t simply an appointment relating to Sunderland.
Since appointing Lennon as caretaker in February there hasn’t been a single statement or on the record comment coming out of Celtic relating to the manager’s job.
Names from Jose Mourinho to Graham Potter have been linked with the job with Lennon having to face the media twice a week as speculation hurls around.
There is now a suggestion that Celtic would need to sell the job to the current caretaker who can’t have failed to notice the mood change among supporters who increasingly want to be excited by a fresh face in the dug out and fronting media conferences.
Lennon usually does an interview for Celtic TV on a Thursday, with the way that the tide is flowing that duty may be skipped with the body language experts out in force to study Friday’s pre-match media appearance.