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Seeing off Lennon’s Hibs at the weekend strengthens Rodgers’ Celtic position

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Seeing off Lennon’s Hibs at the weekend strengthens Rodgers’ Celtic position

Celtic’s match with Hibernian also saw the current Bhoys manager go head to head with the man who is arguably the most likely candidate to replace him – if the club’s shaky start to the season continues.

Two high-profile former players – Chris Sutton and Charlie Nicholas – last week added their weight to the view that Hibs boss Neil Lennon is the prime candidate to be the next incumbent of the Parkhead hotseat.

 

A return for the popular Irishman would likely go down well with the fans if Celtic’s title bid goes further awry.

Of course Rodgers secured three much-needed points in the 4-2 win over Lennon’s side on Saturday; but he also landed a major blow on the man considered in pole position to replace him.

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Had Rodgers suffered a defeat on his home patch against Lennon, it would have only intensified the calls for the former Leicester midfielder to return for a second stint in charge at Celtic Park.

With the return of Europa League action this week, that’s a much-needed boost for Rodgers, whose job security is as flimsy as it has been at any stage of his Celtic reign so far.

The weekend’s win meant more than just three points.

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