Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell last night denied that Neil Lennon will have to win the Scottish Premier League to keep himself in a job.
Lurgan man Lennon said recently that, after three successive title wins for rivals Rangers, a Hoops triumph this season was an absolute must.
But Lawwell insisted: “No one ever said that this is a must-win season for Neil Lennon.
“But winning the league is our main objective every season and this one is no different.”
Celtic finished just one point behind Rangers in the championship race last term and Lawwell thinks the outcome of the league may depend on the business done in this transfer window.
Lennon has added Kelvin Wilson, Adam Matthews and Victor Wanyama to his squad over the summer, but remains on the look out for new faces.