Date: 8th December 2020 at 8:20pm
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Celtic podcaster John McGinley has recently discussed the idea of Neil Lennon staying at the club until the Scottish Cup final later this month.

McGinley was a guest on the latest episode of The Grand Auld Podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was Lennon and his position at the club. McGinley feels that it is ‘crazy’ for the Hoops to even contemplate the idea of keeping Lennon at the club until their clash with Hearts on December 20th.

Celtic have continued to publicly back Lennon, saying that the manager has the support of the staff and the players at the club. The Celtic board feels that Lennon is best placed to turn things around at Parkhead – even though recent results have been disappointing.

Should Lennon stay till the Cup final?

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McGinley can’t believe the fact that Celtic could be operating in a sentimental manner when the club’s season is falling apart.

He said: “I can’t even imagine why they would be thinking so sentimentally when our whole season is on the brink here. It is just crazy to me that they would even be contemplating that. I think it’s because Peter Lawwell’s statement last Tuesday made direct reference to this quadruple-treble thing, seeming to suggest that this is more important than the ten-in-a-row season.

“And it seemed to me they were paving the way for Lennon to at least be in charge until the cup final without directly saying that.”

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TIF Thoughts on McGinley’s comments regarding Lennon’s stay…

The Hoops have already been knocked out of the League Cup after losing to Ross County. They are yet to win a single game in the Europa League and have been knocked out of that competition, too.

In the Premiership, they have won just a single game out of their last five outings. This shows how poor their form has been over the last few weeks and because of that, it seems a bit strange that the club is still trusting Lennon. Because of the form, Celtic can’t be guaranteed of winning the cup final either, so it might be best to move Lennon on.