With the chance to close to the gap on the league leaders to 15 points going into the Ross County game, despite dominating possession of the ball and posing more of an attacking threat throughout the match, Celtic ultimately lost out to a 71st-minute Ross County goal, a result which leaves the Bhoys 18 points behind in the league with just eight games left to play.
However, speaking to BBC Sportsound after the game, Lennon claimed that he believed he could be the man to ‘rebuild’ Celtic in the summer despite the mounting pressure on his position as the Hoops’ manager, stating: “I’ve done it before so why I can’t be the one to do it? So far I’ve not been told anything otherwise.”
And, after Celticbible relayed the Northern Irishman’s comments on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing to be devastated at the prospect of Lennon remaining at their club beyond the end of the season.
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So, what exactly did these Celtic fans have to say in reaction to Neil Lennon’s comments?
“If that doesn’t scare you nothing will.”
“He ain’t leaving…”
“Please tell me that’s not what he said.”
“He is now a sad joke.”
“Honestly couldn’t think of anything worse for us. If he starts a rebuild it could take year’s until another rebuild under a different manager to get the title back.”
“He’s at it. Surely not?”
“Says “I’m sorry” to all Celtic fans, then has the cheek to say that he is the right manager to take part in the rebuild next season? Looks like he’s trolling us at this point.”
“If Lennon is there next season it will be an absolute travesty. His job is untenable.”
All in all, it would appear that these Celtic fans are terrified at the prospect of Lennon remaining in charge of their club for next season, and, considering the 48-year-old currently has the Hoops 18 points behind their Old Firm rivals in the league, as well as exiting the Europa League in the group stage earlier this season, it is not difficult to understand why.