Former Celtic boss Davie Hay believes Neil Lennon may not even get the job on a full-time basis even if he wins the treble, according to the Evening Times.
The Betfred Cup is already won, the league is all but secure, so Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen is massive for Lennon if he is to get the job on a longer basis, according to Hay.
He said: “For Neil Lennon to get the Celtic job, he probably has to win the treble. That might not even be enough for him, because the Celtic board might have other candidates.
“If they overcome Aberdeen, the likelihood is that another treble would follow. He will certainly be deserving of [the job] should that all come to pass.”
Essentially, all Lennon can do is keep Celtic winning. Even then, some doubters may say that it was Rodgers who put the Bhoys in position to scoop the treble once more or that the style of play he has used since coming to the club isn’t good enough.
Ultimately, it depends whether the club have designs on a bigger name manager to take the club in a new direction or whether they want Lennon to remain as he knows the club and clearly loves it.
But if he doesn’t win the treble, it will likely be seen as a choke that happened on his watch, which could have dire consequences for his hopes of getting the job.