Celtic pundit Paul John Dykes has talked about the fact that the Hoops are being contacted by other managers for Neil Lennon’s position at the club.
Dykes was hosting the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was the club’s managerial position. Dykes revealed that there are plenty of unemployed managers who are letting Celtic know of their availability at this moment in time.
Recently, a protest had taken place outside Parkhead demanding the sacking of Lennon. The Green Brigade had unveiled a banner that demanded for the manager to be sacked, if Celtic want to win the title this season. Having said that, the club is currently publicly backing Lennon.
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Dykes believes that multiple managers would be contacting Celtic at this time. He said (26:04): “You know that what happens is every manager’s got their representative and representatives will be contacting Celtic at this point because we are dealing in the modern game.
“So they’re looking at the situation at Celtic thinking – ‘there may well be a position at that club very soon’. So there are plenty of people letting Celtic know of their availability.”
TIF Thoughts on Dykes’ comments regarding managers contacting Celtic…
It has been reported that following Celtic’s loss in the Old Firm derby, the club’s hierarchy had contacted Eddie Howe, Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane for the job.
This might be an indication of the fact that contact has been made with some managers. Jim White has also stated that Peter Lawwell has already been in a golfing session with Howe and that would suggest that Celtic are doing some work behind the scenes.
Considering how Lennon has already been handed the first strike, it would make sense for the club to have alternatives in place at this moment in time.