Stiliyan Petrov has told TalkSPORT (Friday, 12.10pm) that Neil Lennon will not be affected by the increasing pressure on his role as Celtic manager – despite a second successive defeat to AC Milan on Thursday night.
Despite having numerous players on the sidelines at Celtic, Lennon has been heavily criticised for his tactics and use of a back three as Rangers cruised to a 2-0 win at Parkhead on Saturday. It saw Rangers go four points clear.
Ryan Christie returned on Thursday but the Hoops remain without James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Christopher Jullien. Lennon’s men lost 3-1 to AC Milan, and only put up any kind of a fight when they reverted to a four-man defence.
Prior to the loss to Rangers, Lennon’s side had won 10 of their previous 11 outings. But the pressure is now increasing on Lennon, however, Celtic icon Petrov is confident his former teammate will come through the other side – again.