Pundit Hugh MacDonald has recently made a claim about why Gordon Strachan wouldn’t want to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic.
MacDonald was a guest on the latest episode of PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show and the panel discussed multiple issues involving Scottish football and Celtic. They also discussed the possibility of Strachan replacing Lennon and MacDonald doesn’t believe that it will happen. That is because Strachan may not want the pressure of the Celtic job at this age.
Strachan has recently backed Lennon and said that he has given his life to the club. Strachan feels that some of the club’s fans are making Lennon walk alone, when one of their anthems happens to be ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (as per the Daily Record).
Is Strachan good enough to replace Neil Lennon?
Lennon’s position has come under scrutiny, and here’s what he had to say on Strachan potentially replacing him.
He said: “Gordon Strachan, would Gordon really want it at this time of his age, the amount of pressure that’s going to be on that job? It is a possibility that he wants it, but again, he’s a friend of Neil Lennon’s as well – does he want to come back into a job that his friend has just been booted out [of]? I think it is a very, very difficult one to look at.”
TIF Thoughts on MacDonald’s comments regarding Strachan…
While Strachan is currently the technical director at Dundee FC, he did manage Celtic for around four years from 2005 to 2009 (As per Transfermarkt).
While he does have the experience of managing at Parkhead, his last managerial experience at a club finished back in 2010 at Middlesbrough. Since then, he has only managed the Scotland national team. Because of that, bringing Strachan back to the club could be a risk for Celtic and perhaps they should explore other options.