Neil Lennon SLAMS ‘immaturity’ of Celtic supporters amid claims he won’t be offered job

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Celtic appointed former boss Neil Lennon on a temporary basis after Brendan Rodgers left the Hoops for Leicester in February, and Lennon has lost just one of his 12 games since.

However, some fans and pundits have stuck by the claim that Lennon isn’t up to the job at Parkhead, with Garth Crooks even stating that he wouldn’t be able to match up to ‘winner’ Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

After last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox, Lennon has chosen to argue his corner as Celtic bosses close in on making a decision.

“There is no evidence to suggest I can’t take the job on,” Lennon said.

“I have been here since 2000 and in that time Celtic have won 14 league titles and I have played a part in 10 of them.

“So I think I know how to win titles here. I think that gets overlooked.”

Celtic are on course to win another domestic treble, as next weekend’s Scottish Cup final could be added to Premiership and League Cup glory, the latter of which was won by Rodgers.

Lennon continued: “If we win the cup that will be my seventh cup and any time we lost the league that I have been involved in it was on the last day of the season.

“I think there is a new breed of supporters, here or elsewhere.

“Since 20 years ago the only thing they have seen is success.

“They don’t remember the 1990s as the older generation do.

“I can’t take it for granted, they might. That comes from an immaturity from their point of view.”

Lennon’s predecessor Rodgers, who walked away from the club after winning two league titles, has backed his fellow Northern Irishman to lead Celtic next season.

He said: “Neil’s perfect for the job. He understands Celtic and the pressures involved there.

“The club will have many applications because it’s an amazing club. People will want to go and work there.”

“Not many will understand the expectations of Celtic, especially going for the ninth title next year. Neil gets that fully.”

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