Davie Provan has claimed that ‘apparently Neil kicked off’ following Celtic’s 2-0 defeat at Livingston a fortnight ago.
In contrast to the angry caricature of the Irishman that was created during his first stint in charge of Celtic Lennon has been portrayed as an older, wiser, mellow version of his younger self.
Camera shots of the dug out usually show him fairly relaxed but there is still fire in there as he drives his side on to success after taking over from Brendan Rodgers.
Celtic’s defeat at Livingston was a shock to supporters, the pitch and physical approach of the home side was known in advance but the hoops failed to adapt as they went down to their second domestic defeat since Lennon returned to the club.
In The Sun Provan explains why there is much more pressure on Lennon than Steven Gerrard and claims:
Apparently Neil kicked off after Celtic’s defeat at Livingston before the international break. Post-match in the corridors of the Tony Macaroni, he could be heard ripping his players up. I reckon his mercury will only rise as this season unfolds.
Most fans will be pleased to hear that things got heated after the defeat at Livi, that their manager cares as much as they do about results.
The days of the hair-dryer and other non-PC behaviour are in the past but the game still stirs up passions that aren’t present in other workplaces.
Yesterday, after beating Ross County 6-0 Lennon described his side’s performance as possibly the most complete in his two spells in charge of the club.