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Self-serving: Hugh Keevins takes Neil Lennon’s deflection crusade to task

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Hugh Keevins had hit out at Neil Lennon’s latest bout of media deflection as the former Celtic boss distances himself from the club’s disastrous, trophyless season.

After an interview in The Times where the failures of the season was largely put down to a new breed of fan Lennon turned up on Radio Scotland to double down on that message.

In the company of Tom English and Kenny MacIntyre the blame was mainly put on want-away players and ungrateful fans that chased Peter Lawwell out the door. The Celtic CEO will leave office next week as he intended.

When it came to failed transfer policy Lennon put that down to a collective while European failures against Cluj, Ferencvaros and Sparta Prague weren’t touched on.

Keevins also likes to blame fundamentalist supporters for upsetting the cosy old media ways but writing in the Daily Record he tells the former Celtic boss to look closer to home over the failings of last season

Neil Lennon got little right in his midweek summary of why he was shown the door, front entrance or rear exit depending on how you look at it, at Celtic Park.

Most of what he said was self-serving and demonstrated a reluctance to accept that he commuted between bad and even worse long before Celtic went to Dubai for a training camp. There was a long delay before accepting the inevitable and acknowledging his position had become untenable.

Lennon is now looking for a return to management while developing his media portfolio.

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