Date: 27th November 2020 at 9:48am
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The modern reality of well paid football management means that it is highly unlikely that Neil Lennon is about to resign and wave away a pay-off from his job at Celtic.

Decades ago a manager would resign to preserve his reputation in the hope that there would be another job a few months away.

These days that course of action is almost unknown forcing the big decisions into the boardroom with the spotlight at Celtic now on Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond.

Lawwell has responsibility for the day-to-day business of the club with Desmond either making or ratifying the strategic calls. One of those decisions is expected today from the Celtic hierarchy.

Match by match the stats get more depressing. An 11 point gap in the SPFL is matched by an exit from the Europa League after just four matches which includes two against what is perceived as the weakest side in the group. On an 8-2 aggregate!

Over the course of nine matches that have contributed to the sorry state of affairs the team has lost 21 goals with Shane Duffy passing on to Nir Bitton in defence with Chris Jullien returning against Sparta. The malaise has continued.

No action was taken immediately after last night’s defeat, if that inertia continues through the weekend it seems inevitable that fans will take their protests to Celtic Park ahead of Sunday’s match against Ross County.