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Celtic should not forget Slaven Bilic’s reported 2019 interest in Hoops job

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Celtic should not forget Slaven Bilic’s reported 2019 interest in Hoops job

With two wins in their last 12, it is becoming harder and harder to see Neil Lennon remaining in charge at Celtic for much longer.

The Hoops are out of the Europa League. And they now require a stunning comeback to go on and win their tenth league title in a row.

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For now, the board are continuing to back Lennon. But there is no question that a large section of the fanbase have lost faith in the Northern Irishman. And it does appear that the atmosphere is becoming more toxic with almost every game.

Should their current form continue much longer, there is surely no way that the board can avoid making a change.

But perhaps it could be another club’s decision that acts as the catalyst to Celtic parting company with Lennon.

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The Daily Mirror has reported this week that Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion future is looking uncertain. The Baggies are currently sat in the Premier League’s bottom three after a heavy defeat at the weekend.

 

The Mirror notes that Bilic is set to be given at least one more game. But it is certainly an ominous sign for the former Croatia boss.

And should he ultimately leave the Hawthorns in the near future, Celtic would be wise to consider Bilic.

He guided West Brom to automatic-promotion last season. But, as reported by the Mirror, he was only given £20 million to spend in the summer. So it will come as little surprise to many that they find themselves in their current position.

Convincing Bilic to come to Celtic may not be too difficult either. According to BBC Sport in May 2019, the 52-year-old was interested in speaking to the Bhoys with Lennon’s Parkhead future uncertain.

On that occasion, Celtic – understandably – opted to give Lennon the job permanently.

But if the Hoops’ current form continues, Celtic would surely be foolish to not act should Bilic become available.

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