Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that his team are a ‘million miles away’ from the Scottish top-flight title despite moving 12 points clear of Rangers at the top of the standings. The Hoops were in a contest with their cross-town rivals over the first half of the campaign but they have recently taken a sizeable lead at the top with an eight-match winning run.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that winger Scott Sinclair will not be sold during the upcoming January window. Sinclair has fallen out of favour at Celtic and he has not featured for the club since September. Even though he was on the bench during the recent Europa League victory over Lazio, the 30-year-old will not be satisfied with the chances he has been getting. It was not long that the former Chelsea youth team player was a key member of the first team.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has argued that the club’s summer signings need time to settle and they should be moved quickly. The Scottish champions had a very busy summer transfer window after they brought in 11 new players. As many as five players were in the starting lineup when Celtic took on CFR Cluj in the Europa League. The Scottish champions were able to register a 2-0 victory and this is a major boost to the team’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the competition. Crucially, the victory witnessed a number of new signings coming to the fore with some impressive performances.
Celtic manage Neil Lennon has said that James Forrest can develop into a more versatile player as he enters into the prime of his career. The Scotland international will be entering the 10th season with the Scottish champions next term and Lennon is looking forward to playing him more centrally in the number 10 position.
Speaking to the club’s website, Lennon praised the contributions of Forrest towards the club and believes the 28-year-old has the credentials to succeed in more than one position, he said:“As James goes on, he may need to evolve his game in a different position. He may need to play inside as he gets older and that’s something we’ll look at.
Celtic’s interim boss Neil Lennon praised the fan atmosphere over the weekend as the Hoops lifted the Premiership title for the eighth straight year. The Glasgow giants never looked in doubt of losing out on the crown this term and they eventually ran out as the clear winners with a nine-point gap over Old Firm rivals Rangers.
Speaking to reporters, Lennon was pleased to guide the team towards yet another league success and said that the atmosphere reminded him of the previous sting he was at the club, he said: “It felt like the Celtic Park I know. It was beautiful, the atmosphere and everything today. The performance and connection between the players and fans rolled back the years for me.”
Celtic’s interim boss Neil Lennon has indicated that Kieran Tierney may need an operation in order to rectify a groin problem. The Scotland international has been carrying the injury over the course of the campaign, but Lennon suggests that the left-back may have to go under the knife when the season comes to a close.
Speaking after the club’s goalless draw against Hibernian, Lennon acknowledged that the Scot will be visiting a specialist in the near future to assess the severity of the problem. He added that the young defender may require a surgery, although the club are determined to delay the same until the end of the season, he said: “He is a bit sore, he is going to see a specialist this week to get a clear indication of where he is. He may require surgery but we are trying to hold that off until the end of the season.”
The agent of Andre Villas-Boas has indicated that the 41-year-old has no plans of returning to management with Celtic in the near future. The Hoops are currently under the guidance of interim boss Neil Lennon after the departure of Brendan Rodgers and they are expected to pursue another experienced head coach at the end of the season.
A recent report from the Scottish media suggested that Villas-Boas could be one of the high-profile managers in contention for the managerial vacancy this summer, but his representative Jean-Paul Lares has dismissed any hopes of that happening, he said: “André will not be working in Scotland in the foreseeable future and will not be available for comment.”