Callum McGregor has told the Scottish Herald that he believes Neil Lennon should be given the permanent Celtic job, but has urged the club to make the right appointment.
The 25-year-old Scotland international has enjoyed another excellent season in the Celtic midfield. He has made 52 appearances in all competitions, missing only four games due to a calf problem.
He has scored six goals and created 11 more for the Scottish champions and looks set to win his fifth Scottish Premiership medal. He has taken his overall tally to 217 appearances in all competitions for the Bhoys.
McGregor stated that he and the rest of the Celtic squad have been impressed with Lennon’s winning mentality. But he has also urged the board to make the right call when it comes to a decision this summer.
“Obviously the club have to get the appointment right,” McGregor said. “Whatever the board decides, as soon as the players find out it calms everyone down and gives the club a focus.
“He knows the fabric of the club and he knows everyone inside out. Not many people could have slotted in that well. It’s been a seamless transition for us.
“Would the players like it? I think so. The transition since he has come in again has been excellent. He has the players hungry for success.
It is a tough decision for Celtic. Lennon has kept his side unbeaten since taking over, even though their motivation is likely to have dipped with the Scottish Premiership title all but tied up.
However, fans have been somewhat frustrated with their side’s lack of attacking prowess. Celtic have only scored nine goals in seven games, scoring a late winner against Dundee and failing to overcome Livingston.
A lack of motivation with the league already won could be reason for that. But some fans think it is Lennon’s approach to the game that has made Celtic more negative in the final third. The board must decide between the two.