Date: 9th March 2021 at 5:20pm
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Paul John Dykes has been speaking on a recent edition of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast about all things relating to Celtic.

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One of the topics that Dykes spent some time on was and his departure from the club after he resigned in February

Amid the multitude of problems that have faced the club this year, Dykes revealed that he thinks that Lennon should have been sacked after the club flew to Dubai during the middle of a pandemic.

He said: “This is the biggest frustration for me, these guys at the helm of Celtic that make the big decisions and get paid the big bucks to make those decisions; they had a decision to make some time ago, and they failed to do it.

“Ultimately, the blame lies with the outgoing CEO, and I think the timing of his announcement was correct; he had to go.

“The final nail in the coffin [for Lennon] was definitely the Dubai saga, which you will continue to look back on that.

“We dropped 12 points in , that’s the situation and the way we dealt with that situation and the attitude of people like Neil Lennon when he comes in bullish to face the press at that point I knew today was coming [Rangers winning the league].”

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TIF Thoughts on Dykes’ view on Lennon…

The decision to travel to Dubai was a disaster for the Bhoys as Christopher Jullien became ill, which forced most of the first team to isolate for a couple of games.

The Scottish government weren’t happy; however, the club seemed oblivious to what they had done and seemed to accept no real responsibility for what happened.

Lennon then fiercely defended the trip, and you can see why Dykes thinks that the Northern Irishman should have gone then.

Instead, he carried on until he finally decided that he had enough and resigned as results continued to falter.

Celtic now must find a replacement for him as they look to win the Scottish Premiership title next year after Rangers were officially crowned champions at the weekend, though perhaps they should’ve started searching a while ago.