By Adefunmiloye Alani

10th Oct, 2021 | 1:10pm

Neil Lennon suggests he deserves more credit than Rangers boss

Rangers stopped Celtic from winning ten-in-a-row last season, but Neil Lennon has suggested he deserves loads of credit.

The former Hoops boss won back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles and Scottish Cups upon returning to Parkhead, adding a Scottish League Cup to his achievements.

Steven Gerrard has only won one silverware since becoming Rangers manager, and Lennon has mentioned his name while attempting to defend the disastrous end to his Celtic reign.

He told the Scottish Sun: “I won five out of seven trophies the second time, though, and Steven Gerrard has won one out of nine.

“People think it’s easy coming up here but you have to win every week — a draw isn’t good enough.”


Celtic played second fiddle all season to the Bears last term, and not even parting ways with Lennon helped them.

The title race was practically over by the time the Northern Irishman was shown the exit door, and their struggles have continued this season.

Lennon indeed deserves huge credit for the honours he bagged over both stints as Celtic boss, but he does not need to aim a sly dig at Gerrard before passing across his message.

Pipping the Hoops to the title and stopping them from an unprecedented record was huge, and the Rangers boss deserves all the accolades.

Despite landing the Bears’ first title in a decade, it is clear that some will always ask why he has not done more.

Rangers have started their title defence well, and winning it all domestically this term will be massive.

Gerrard needs to make a statement by going for a clean sweep, and that will go a long way in silencing a lot of critics.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has taken swipe at Bears as SFA make VAR decision.