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In The Know Reporter- Lennon retains the support of the Celtic hierarchy

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According to a report in Tuesday’s Glasgow Times and the Herald, Neil Lennon has been backed to continue as Celtic manager.

Two days on from the draw with Hibs it seems an obvious statement but coming from Alison McConnell it carries extra significance.

In February 2019 McConnell revealed that Brendan Rodgers was in talks with Leicester City to take over as manager after Celtic had agreed to release him after compensation terms were agreed. Later that day Rodgers was confirmed as the new Leicester City boss with Neil Lennon appointed as Celtic caretaker.

More recently, now working as a freelance, it was the same reporter that confirmed that Leigh Griffiths had been left out of Celtic’s pre-season trips to Loughborough and onto France because of the condition that he had returned to training following Lockdown. After Celtic’s first friendly in France Lennon was scathing in his criticism of Griffiths.

And it is understood that the Parkhead manager retains the support of the Celtic hierarchy as they push for an historic tenth successive title.

Fans have speculated on likely replacements for Lennon with Gordon Strachan and Martin O’Neill featuring heavily although neither has received much enthusiastic backing from supporters using Social Media.

Lennon however remains firmly in place and seems certain to be in charge for Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Sparta Prague with a pre-match media conference expected on Wednesday.

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