Sky Sports pundit and former Glasgow Rangers manager Graeme Souness has suggested Celtic would be crazy to give their managerial post to anyone other than Neil Lennon.

The Bhoys secured another Scottish Premiership title on Saturday afternoon, to take their season silverware to two prizes, with a third potentially awaiting them later this month when they face Hearts in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

Celtic have dominated the second half of the campaign, with Lennon overseeing things for the last three months after Brendan Rodgers left to take charge at Leicester City, but the former Celtic Park star was only given the job until the end of term.

As yet there are no signs that the Bhoys will give the job to the Northern Irishman permanently, with a few names going round as being linked with the position, which will become vacant at the end of the month.

In the week Celtic take on their Glasgow rivals Rangers for the final time this season, former Gers boss Souness has gone on record to support Lennon, in his quest to get his second spell in charge extended beyond the Scottish Cup final.

“I worked with Neil Lennon for two years in television and he’s as good as anyone I’ve worked with,” Sky Sports quote him as saying.

“He gets his thinking from Martin O’Neill who got his from Brian Clough.

“Neil Lennon knows his stuff. I hope they don’t employ him as a Rangers supporter. But I want him to keep the job as he’s a good guy. They’d be crazy to get rid of him.

“If Neil wins the treble how much better can it get? He has fulfilled what he could do.”

Sections of the Celtic support base are not as convinced about the credentials that Lennon has, and hope that their club look elsewhere for a permanent manager.

It will be interesting to see if the Bhoys’ hierarchy listen to their fans, or whether the opinion of Souness ends up counting for something.


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