Neil Lennon has explained that he has the full backing of Peter Lawwell.
The Celtic boss was speaking at a media conference to preview the Europa League tie against Sparta Prague on the back of a banner protest at Celtic Park calling for his removal.
Celtic’s CEO has said very little in public this year but is closely tied to the manager that he appointed in the aftermath of the 2019 Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts at Hampden.
In his pre-Sparta presser Neil Lennon spoke about @CelticFC chief executive Peter Lawwell and the board: “There is a calmness about Peter and the board. There’s no panic…I speak to Peter every day. He is very, very supportive.”
— Ronnie Esplin (@RonnieEsplin) November 25, 2020
? “I’ve got a job to do here, I think I’ve done it pretty well since I came back in. I’ve sort of reconciled myself to the fact that maybe I’m not going to be everyone’s cup of tea”
Neil Lennon says he’s “disappointed” to see a banner outside Celtic Park calling for him to go. pic.twitter.com/5SlfyJxM2f
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) November 25, 2020
After a disastrous loss to Cluj in the Champions League last August Lennon galvanised his side to within two matches of a quadruple Treble as well as scoring impressive wins home and away against Lazio to reach the last 32 of the Europa League where they lost at home to Copenhagen.
This season has barely got started with a Champions League KO to Ferencvaros. In the SPFL Celtic are trailing by 11 points with just one point picked up from three matches in the Europa League with trips to Prague and Milan, who both won convincingly at Celtic Park, looming.
?”It’s not been as bad a start as people are making it out to be”
Neil Lennon believes Celtic have not started the season as bad as some have suggested pic.twitter.com/nNE0qO9DhW
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 25, 2020