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Neil Lennon can hold his head high after Celtic departure but club now needs a top-class manager to get fans back onside

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Moved on: Neil Lennon resigned on Wednesday after a challenging season in the Parkhead hotseat

Moved on: Neil Lennon resigned on Wednesday after a challenging season in the Parkhead hotseat

Moved on: Neil Lennon resigned on Wednesday after a challenging season in the Parkhead hotseat

It was probably the worst-kept secret in Scottish football that Neil Lennon wouldn’t be in charge of Celtic next season.

The silence from club owner Dermott Desmond and former chief executive Peter Lawwell over recent weeks had been deafening when it came to Lennon’s future. That only heightened the expectation that he didn’t have a future as the manager of Celtic.

Based on that alone, it felt like Neil had been hung out to dry by the powers that be as he clearly looked isolated and was fighting a losing battle. The lack of leadership when the criticism was coming from all angles was evident. I couldn’t help but feel for Lennon on a personal level.


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