Andy Walker has blasted the Celtic board as they have failed to relieve Neil Lennon from his post as manager of the Scottish giants despite the shocking run of awful form.
Some pundits and former players have tried to back Neil Lennon but at the end of the day it wasn’t just one bad result, it was a host of avoidable defeats that have now left the club with only two possible trophies to win.
Where do we start, Sparta Prague have destroyed Celtic on both occasions in this years Europa League along with Celtic failing to secure a Champions League place by allowing Hungarian side Ferencvaros to get the upper hand in both outings.
Neil Lennon’s team have also suffered a tragic loss to Rangers this season that saw the Parkhead side have no shots on goal which is unacceptable for the so-called Scottish Champions.
The final nail in the coffin for Lennon (so to speak) should have been last weekend’s cup loss to Ross County, the board have publically backed Lennon on every occasion.
We don’t usually agree with Andy Walker but on this occasion, we are confident that the majority of Celtic fans will agree with him also.
Walker took to the media and expressed his anger towards the Celtic board.
“Let’s disregard the mob mentality for a moment. What about the thousands of decent, reasonable and concerned Celtic fans who do want to see a change of manager? I reckon they’ll easily outnumber the attention-seeking and self-important mob who think they can behave in a vile and vulgar manner.
“Were Celtic so disgusted by the fans’ behaviour that they refuse to bow to mob rule and in an act of defiance, won’t change the manager?
“Peter Lawwell, the chief executive, has called for unity and insists ‘there is no complacency whatsoever’ at the club. I beg to differ. It’s extremely complacent to replace a manager of the calibre of Brendan Rodgers by appointing an out-of-work manager in Lennon and not allowing him any coaching staff of his own.
“It’s also arrogant to completely disregard the growing threat of your one and only rival for the title. Too many people at Celtic have been laughing at Rangers for too long and didn’t take the progress under Steven Gerrard seriously.
“Why do the Celtic fans see a change as necessary? Well, despite an extraordinary financial advantage, their team has been eliminated from the Champions League, Europa League and Scottish League Cup before December having spent millions on players who can’t get a game.”
“I don’t think Lennon will be successful with these players. For the avoidance of doubt, the only trophy that matters for the Celtic fans this season is the title and not the two Scottish cups that are available in the space of six months.
“Do they have a succession plan? Surely they are thinking of options? Are they doing their homework behind the scenes as to who might be available? What kind of manager will succeed Lennon if they do eventually make a change?
“Does he have to be out of work? Who is the next, younger version of Rodgers, a coach who has a track record of improving players, getting results and playing good football?”
“Rodgers was a huge success. Remember this, when he left, Celtic got £9m in compensation. In effect, the success he brought over three seasons cost nothing.
“Players have had a platform at Celtic recently to play well, be successful in front of an adoring crowd and eventually move to a bigger and richer league.
“Celtic should sell the managers’ job in the same way. Come to a competitive league in Glasgow, qualify for the Champions League and bring success and you too can move to a bigger, stronger and more competitive league.
“Sadly, I doubt any of those questions have crossed their minds.”