Neil Lennon Leaves Celtic
The news broke last night and was officially confirmed this morning that Neil Lennon has left his role as manager of Celtic.
A long overdue decision but it's one that will definitely lift the mood of the supporters and hopefully the morale of the players between now and the end of the season.
Attention now turns to the eagerly anticipated rebuild and what the club's next steps will be. The club are said to be interviewing for the Director of Football role right now and it would make sense that this is the natural next step.
Getting that appointment right will be key but ultimately the big task is finding the right Head Coach to take on the massive job of rebuilding this squad. Speculation surrounds more than a few of the club's key playing assets - mainly Edouard, Ajer & Christie - but in some ways it feels 'end of an era' for the 'The Glory Years'. Captain Scott Brown is also approaching the end of his playing career and allied to a new CEO arriving, the club is resetting on almost every level.
This will be a process fraught with challenges and with automatic Champions League Group Stage qualification for the League winners of 2021/22, we've got one shot at getting things right.
Season ticket renewals are due to arrive in the next couple of months though and the club has to repair its relationship with us - the supporters. We have to begin next season with a refreshed squad and a motivated fan base behind the players and the manager. The cloud of constant unrest and agitation for a managerial change has been removed and the progress can now begin.
That's why the club has to get the big recruitment decisions right in the 2-3 months. To give us something to unite behind. To give Celtic its ambition back. And to give us a vision of where the club is going in the next few years.
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