Neil Lennon will be the Celtic manager for the rest of the season, according to former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam.
Celtic dropped 11 points behind Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers at the weekend after being held to a 2-2 draw away at Hibernian.
Lennon has seen his side win just two of their last eight matches in all competitions, meaning that the Parkhead club is likely to get knocked out of the Europa League group stages as well as seeing their hopes of a 10th title in a row diminishing.
It’s still early days in the season and here at Ibrox News, we’re not going to say that the title race is over until it’s over but it is difficult to not get excited about the scintillating form of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in comparison to Celtic’s troubles.
On Wednesday, the cringe-inducing Green Brigade demonstrated a protest against Lennon’s management at Celtic Park by unveiling a banner which read: “Save the ten, time to go Neil.”
The Green Brigade – who have shamed the image of Scottish football in the past – also released a statement to add that “despite having the best squad in the country, the football on display has been dismal, lacking in ideas and belief”.
The statement also said: “We appreciate all that Neil Lennon has done for the club and endured in his time in Scotland, however there is simply too much at stake to persevere in hope rather than expectation and a managerial change needs to be made.
“Celtic Football Club is bigger than us all, and the good of the club must come first.
“Peter Lawwell and the Celtic board must act now in a bid to save 10 In A Row as well as their own legacies.
“Should they fail to deliver this title it will be them who are held to account.”
Talk about throwing your toys out of the pram.
Ex-Rangers star Adam has now blasted the Green Brigade, brandishing them as “idiots”.
He also claimed that Lennon isn’t going anywhere – which will be the music to the ears of Rangers supporters.
“Listen, when results don’t go for you in the Old Firm – Celtic or Rangers – pressure heightens,” said Adam on PLZ Soccer’s Football Show. “But when you’re in a tough period, you look to your supporters. This is a small minority of idiots that are showing frustration.
“We all know, from the outside, that Celtic are not playing to the levels [expected of them] but there’ll be a point this season where Celtic will go and win six, seven, eight in a row and that is what will happen.
“They’ve got good players, they’ve got a good management team. It’s just frustrating, people like that are not what Celtic represents, going out and standing in front of Celtic Park with banners and things like that.
“They’re going through a tough time and the only way to get through that is to rally together and focus on what they can do to improve.
“Results in Europe have been poor – they know that – and the league as well.
“It’s a small minority. Neil will take this on the chin, he understands it, he’s been in Glasgow 20 years now. I don’t think it will make any difference to the board.
“Neil Lennon will be the manager for the rest of the season unless something drastic happens.”
Celtic were 2-0 down to Hibernian at one point on Saturday and if the score had stayed that way, would the board have acted and axed the Northern Irishman?
If anything, the late comeback by the Hoops might have saved Lennon’s job and, as a result, helped Rangers on their way to title number 55.
Lennon’s side looks devoid of ideas with players looking nowhere near as good as they did under Brendan Rodgers.
Their performances in Europe are getting even worse than their performances in the Scottish Premiership with the Hoops winning just one of four games against teams in the top-four.
Celtic are a mess and as long as Lennon stays, that mess won’t get cleaned up.
We really hope Adam is right.