Date: 23rd February 2021 at 8:17am
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has urged the board to put the club out of its misery by announcing the departure of Neil Lennon.

As results have gone downhill the relationship between supporters and club has deteriorated with the manager at the centre of the issue.

Removing Lennon from the manager’ job wouldn’t solve Celtic’s problems overnight but it would be a start with screaming out for change across the club.

has already announced that he will retire at the end of this season but Nicholas believes that a similar announcement about the manager is badly needed.

Picking up on his column in the Daily Star, the reports the former striker saying:

Celtic need to make an announcement to say that Neil Lennon will be going at the end of the season. They need to do that to take some of the edge off and before they win the title. I know Neil will probably disagree with me but that is my view.

I just don’t think they can keep him in place because a lot of the Celtic fans wouldn’t accept it. Neil has been the fall guy and an announcement that he is going I think would stabilise the fans to see who they would want as his successor.

I am not looking for a gigantic statement but in protection of Neil Lennon there should be one, saying Neil will complete the season and a new manager will come after that.

If that was to happen then I think the Celtic fans would accept that because the team can’t keep going on as it has without any real long-term plan. Celtic have to take an edge back from the dominance that Rangers have just now.

Lennon is in his second stint as Celtic manager, signing a 12-month rolling contract in May 2019, shortly after the win over Hearts.

This season has been one long drawn out car crash including being knocked out of three cup competitions before the end of November with the team losing four successive home matches for the first time since the fifties.

On Sunday John Hughes became the second Ross County manager this season to get the better of Lennon.