The supervisor has actually been the topic of dismissal rumours which, in addition to criticism of his squad, he has actually not taken resting
Celtic manager Neil Lennon borrowed from the Donald Trump phrasebook to strike out at the “phony news” that has actually dogged his side through their current dip in kind.
The Bhoys, seeking a record 10 th consecutive Scottish league title in 2020-21, went down in the Old Company Derby to Rangers and again last Thursday in the Europa League versus Milan before restoring a 3-3 draw at the weekend with Abderdeen to extend their winless go to three video games.
On-loan Brighton defender Shane Duffy in particular has been targeted for criticism over his efficiencies, as Celtic path their Glasgow competitors by six points at the top of the Scottish Premiership, albeit with a game in hand.
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Lennon, however, thinks the critics are misdirected, and slammed rumours he was close to the sack at Parkhead.
” We have lost one game in the league and experts are discussing me being two video games far from the sack. Where that comes from I have no idea,” he informed press reporters ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash versus Lille
” I have actually seen two newspapers run polls on whether I should get sacked or not. I have never seen it prior to in 20 years I have actually been here.
” Who is driving that? It is not the Celtic fans. There is a minority of our assistance who require to cool down, let the players settle.
” In the primary I believe most of the supporters are behind the group and behind the club.
” There is no justification for me to get sacked, none whatsoever. I shouldn’t need to safeguard my record, it promotes itself.
” I don’t feel under any major pressure.
” But I believe we are getting better, stronger and have a lot to eagerly anticipate and I believe I need to be the guy in charge of it.
” We go through a little spell and conspiracy theories come out about dressing space break ups, fall outs, all that nonsense.
” It is fake news. I seem like Donald Trump now but it is simply all fake news.”