Over the last two years no-one has been able to read the Celtic board better than Alison McConnell.
In February 2019 the Evening Times ran with a brand new morning edition to reveal the double exclusive that Brendan Rodgers was about to be appointed as the new manager of Leicester City with Neil Lennon coming into Celtic as caretaker. Before the day was completed both stories were factual.
During the summer McConnell, now working as a freelance, got the story of Leigh Griffiths’ Lockdown issues with the striker left out of Celtic’s pre-season preparations at Loughborough and France. Three days later Lennon delivered a scathing verdict on Griffiths.
Celtic set to stand by Neil Lennon. https://t.co/8LSXehOE22
— Alison McConnell (@alibali76) November 24, 2020
— Herald and Times Sport (@HandTsport) November 24, 2020
With Lennon under intense criticism from Celtic fans at the weekend McConnel provided the story late on Monday night in the Herald/Times that the manager retained the backing of the Celtic hierarchy.
A day later she had obtained the thoughts of Martin O’Neill on the vitriol of Celtic fans to their manager on Social Media. The former Celtic boss has no known Social Media accounts but the story was covered by the Herald/Times, Daily Record, Daily Mail and The Times.
Last night there was no comment, reaction or retweet from McConnell on Social Media as Celtic fans went into meltdown over the 4-1 defeat from Sparta Prague. If there is a change in Lennon’s situation it’s likely that the same source will be the most likely to break the news.