Chris Sutton has admitted on Twitter that Neil Lennon faces a fight to continue as Celtic boss following their Scottish League Cup defeat on Sunday.
The Hoops’ flawless run in domestic competitions since 2017 is officially over. Ross County won 2-0 at Parkhead with goals towards the end of either half.
It is the latest major blow to the Bhoys. The club have now won just two of their last 10 games in all competitions. And their two defeats this week means that they are out of the League Cup and the Europa League.
With Celtic also playing catch up in the Scottish Premiership, Lennon will undoubtedly be expecting to answer questions about his future once again.
And Sutton has suggested that he cannot see the Northern Irishman sticking around much longer. The former Celtic striker did however, point out that the players have to take their share of the blame…
Neil Lennon has been badly let down by his players but he can’t survive this. He’s been a great servant to the club.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 29, 2020
In truth, it would surely be a big surprise to see Lennon continue much longer. Of course, some fans will argue that he should have already gone. And thus, they may be expecting him to be given more time.
Celtic now have two Europa League games in their next three. Facing AC Milan and Lille would represent an incredibly daunting task for any new manager coming in.
But with qualification beyond them, it surely makes sense to make a change now ahead of two fixtures, which, unfortunately, now mean a lot less to Celtic.