Charlie Nicholas has slammed Ian Bankier over his damp squib of a Managerial Review.
Since that statement on December 7 the CEO has announced his retirement, a replacement recruited and three players moved out during the January window.
Critically a further 12 points have been lost in the SPFL with the manager sanctioning a disastrous trip to Dubai that killed off any remaining hopes that at least a challenge could be made to retain the title.
Despite all that, and two months after the announcement, Bankier doesn’t want to make a hasty decision on Lennon forcing Celtic to limp along with a meaningless campaign.
Reacting to the review in his Daily Express column, the Daily Record reports Nicholas saying:
They also failed to address any of the major issues at the club, such as the manager’s situation or plans for the future. The fans will be furious that the club have failed to reveal anything from their so-called review.
They will soon be asked to come up with the money for season ticket renewals. They will dig deep, maybe not to the same levels as this season, but they will back their club but where is the hope? The board seem to be handling everything wrong and the whole situation has become a sad case.
Amongst the highlights stated by the club was the fact that the team are second in the league – they were basically suggesting it could have been worse and that Celtic could have been third! It pains me greatly how they have collapsed so dramatically.
Throughout the review Bankier made reference to the impact of not having fans in the stadium to back the team. Across Social Media backing for the team appears to be a secondary concern behind change in the boardroom and of the manager.