Sunday’s 2-0 Scottish League Cup defeat at house to Ross County would have been adjudged the tipping level over Neil Lennon’s 21-month spell as Celtic supervisor however for the violent actions of protesting followers outdoors the stadium within the aftermath and the membership hierarchy continued discussions throughout Monday as to how finest to handle the on-field disaster.
Broadcaster Jim White says a senior Celtic supply instructed him that violent protests outdoors the membership’s stadium on Sunday had hardened main shareholder Dermot Desmond’s resolve to present Neil Lennon extra time as supervisor because the Irish businessman wouldn’t “bow to yobs”.
Main shareholder Dermot Desmond was so disgusted by the behaviour of followers calling for Neil Lennon’s sacking on Sunday that he’ll provide the supervisor a final likelihood to show the membership’s season round, beginning on Thursday evening within the Europa League group stage towards AC Milan.
Whereas there are issues about Celtic’s dip in type and outcomes, supervisor Neil Lennon nonetheless has the help of key males on the membership’s board and the shortage of apparent candidates to switch the Northern Irishman, ought to he be sacked, can be a significant consideration.
Former Celtic supervisor Martin O’Neill is the brand new bookmakers’ favorite to switch Neil Lennon ought to his fellow Northern Irishman be sacked, with odds additionally shortening on Hibernian head coach Jack Ross, whereas odds have lengthened on former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan, at present technical director at Dundee, and former Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe.
Rangers are projected to lose £10m from the Europa League being performed behind closed doorways due to Covid-19, having made greater than £20m final season.
Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has revealed that Sky Sports activities bosses have been upset upset when he signed his Ibrox contract extension as a result of they have been eager to make use of the 39-year-old former England worldwide as a pundit on a extra common foundation.