Date: 22nd December 2020 at 12:20pm
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Pundit Tam McManus has recently been talking about Neil Lennon’s future at the club and which game could be his last one at Parkhead.

McManus was a guest on the latest episode of PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was the recent Scottish Cup final involving Hearts and Celtic. McManus talked about Lennon’s future at the club and he believes that the upcoming Old Firm derby could be his last game as the Celtic manager.

The Hoops won the quadruple treble by beating Hearts on penalties on Sunday. In the league though, Rangers managed to beat Motherwell 3-1 and because of that, they extended their lead at the top of the table to 16 points. The Hoops have three games in hand and the next Old Firm derby takes place in early January.

Should Celtic sack Lennon if they lose to Rangers?

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McManus believes that Lennon has an easy run-in before the Old Firm but that game against the Gers could be pivotal for his future.

He said: “I think they’ve got a pretty easy run-in, to be honest. They’ve got some easy games before they play against Rangers at Ibrox, but that game is going to be absolutely crucial for Neil Lennon. I feel as if the board have given him obviously the cup final, and they’re going to give him until that game at Ibrox. If Rangers beat Celtic in that game, I think he’ll be out the door.

“I think the league’s gone anyway, but that will just cement it.”

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TIF Thoughts on McManus’ comments about Lennon…

The Hoops had lost the previous Old Firm derby by a 2-0 scoreline and losing the Old Firm in January might mean that Rangers’ 16-point lead at the top of the table could extend even further.

The Bhoys are chasing their tenth title in a row and being so far behind in the league come January may not leave them in a salvageable situation. So if Celtic really want to have any chance of winning the title this season, they may have to beat the Gers in January.

If they don’t, the gap will only increase and you imagine that will only jeopardise Lennon’s position at the club further.