Sport news Celtic SACK boss Neil Lennon with humiliating loss against Ross Country the final straw in a dismal campaign which has seen them fall 18 POINTS behind rivals Rangers and dream of 10 in a a row shattered Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - STEPHEN McGOWAN: The Parkhead boss has come under immense pressure after falling 18 points behind Premiership champions-elect Rangers, with the much-coveted 10 in a row slipping away.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Neil Lennon's second spell in charge of Celtic came to an end as he was sacked on Wednesday morning.The Parkhead boss came under immense pressure after falling 18 points behind Premiership champions-elect Rangers, with the much-coveted 10 in a row slipping away.And assistant manager John Kennedy will now be placed in interim charge until the end of the season after Sunday's latest defeat to Ross County. Neil Lennon was sacked as Celtic boss after a miserable season saw 10 in a row dreams fade Celtic have endured a torrid season and have fallen 18 points behind their rivals Rangers Lennon was described as a 'true Celtic man' as he relieved of his duties on Wednesday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Under-fire Celtic boss Neil Lennon hails his side's 'vigour'... CHRIS SUTTON: Thomas Tuchel is playing dangerous games with... Ross County 1-0 Celtic: Jordan White's late bullet header... SFA forced to apologise after admitting assistant referee... Share this article Share 'We have experienced a difficult season due to so many factors and, of course, it is very frustrating and disappointing that we have not been able to hit the same heights as we did previously,' Lennon said in his parting statement.'I have worked as hard as ever to try and turn things around, but unfortunately we have not managed to get the kind of run going that we have needed.'I have always given my best to the Club and have been proud to deliver silverware to the Celtic supporters. The Club will always be part of me. I will always be a Celtic supporter myself and I will always want the best for Celtic. Lennon had been given ample time to turn things around but Celtic have now decided to act'I would like to thank so many people at the Club who have given me so much and I would also like to thank my family for their love and support. I wish the Celtic supporters, players, staff and directors nothing but success for the future.'Fan protests spilled over following a Champions League exit to Ferencvaros, a league defeat to Rangers in October and a Betfred Cup loss to the Highlanders in November.Despite pressure to act, however, Celtic powerbroker Dermot Desmond and chief executive Peter Lawwell held firm.But patience ran out after defeat to Ross County and Lawwell described it as a 'sad day' to sack a 'true Celtic man' like Lennon. 'Neil has always been and will always be a true Celtic man and someone I will always hold in the highest regard,' Lawwell said.'I have watched Neil fight many battles over many years, on and off the field, with a courage and tenacity few could match. Even this season, he has fought so hard and worked tirelessly to turn things around.
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. He delivered Scottish Cup in December but the board could no longer ignore poor league form'Personally, it is a sad day for me to see Neil leave the Club. Neil is a man of quality and decency, he is someone who will always be part of the fabric of Celtic and someone who will always be welcomed at Celtic Park.'On behalf of everyone at the club, and personally, I would like to thank Neil for his work as our manager and I wish him and his family good health and continued success in everything they do.' Lennon responded to fan protests by becoming the first man in Scottish football history to win a domestic treble as both player and manager by clinching the Scottish Cup in December. And he defiantly refused to bow to demands to quit.The Celtic board hoped to limp on to the end of the season with the 49-year-old in charge.However, a season of woe has been blighted by Covid-19 issues, poor player recruitment on the likes of Vasilis Barkas and Albian Ajeti, a dismal Europa League campaign and the relentless form of arch rivals Rangers.Despite rallying to record five straight wins, a 1-0 defeat in Dingwall has proved the straw which broke the camel's back. Assistant manager John Kennedy will take charge of Celtic for the remainder of the seasonSteven Gerrard's Ibrox side now need just seven points to win their first Scottish title in ten years. And for Celtic, a huge summer of transition and change beckons.Lawwell will retire to be replaced by the SRU's Dominic McKay as chief executive at the end of the season.Already interviewing for a newly created role of Sporting Director, Celtic's summer of change will continue with the appointment of a new head coach to replace Lennon.The former club captain returned to the helm for a second spell in charge when Brendan Rodgers quit for Leicester City in February 2019.Despite winning another five trophies, his links with the club look certain to be cut for the final time over the next 24 hours. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Under-fire Celtic boss Neil Lennon hails his side's 'vigour'... CHRIS SUTTON: Thomas Tuchel is playing dangerous games with... Ross County 1-0 Celtic: Jordan White's late bullet header... SFA forced to apologise after admitting assistant referee...
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