It’s no mystery that Celtic will now have to undertake a gigantic summer overhaul if they want to challenge the Klan FC for the Scottish Premiership title next season after failing to tussle this time around, sickeningly, their 10IAR campaign is over.
They are indeed set to lose a good amount of players over the next several months. Jeremie Frimpong has already decided to leave, joining Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth around £10 million a few days ago. It is anticipated that the likes of Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham will follow this example sooner or later.
This sort of gigantic rebuild would be crucial to have any hope of regaining dominance within Scottish Football once more just as Celtic have done the last nine years.
Neil Lennon should not have any say in how the club should move forward as he along with his staff have sent the club backwards after so much hard work under both Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers.
The Hoops are around 23 points behind Rangers with Neil Lennon failing in so many areas of the pitch this season, the Celtic boss has served the club well as a player and even his first stint in charge but as of now many fans have warned that Lennon’s legacy with the club could be close to non-existant if he chooses not to leave now.
Celtic fans are worried by his latest statement as he seems to think he will be here next season and has already begun his own plans to rebuild the club, something of which fans do not want.
As reported by the Glasgow Times, he said:
“I think there will be a rebuild of some capacity, players who are coming to the ends of their contracts may be looking to move on and the club may be looking to move them on.
“Then obviously loan players will be going back. Whether we investigate loaning them again is a discussion for the summer but there will be changes in the summer, there is no question of that.
“The only thing that concerns me is how the market is going to be. This is January and it is very quiet and you are concerned that it might be the same again in the summer because we don’t know where clubs are going to be if and when the pandemic passes, or gets better.
“We don’t know how financially strong clubs are going to be or even how our own position is going to look in the summer.
“In terms of rebuilding the squad that is always an exciting project to take on, to bring in new blood and give the squad that extra impetus and freshness which does good for everybody.”
To be very frank, although a lot of silly things have occurred in the last few months, it’s still doubtful that Lennon would be at Celtic after this season.
With Peter Lawwell stepping down at the end of the season and new bhoy Dominic McKay coming on board, surely there must be a manager that they have in mind to steady the club and get us back to winning ways.
We think that Neil Lennon is just trying to keep things in-house and that he himself knows he won’t be here next season, we hope.