Celtic news: Rangers loss means this for Neil Lennon’s chances at manager’s job – Hartson

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That’s the opinion of former Celtic striker John Hartson.

Lennon was handed the reigns at Celtic for the second time after Brendan Rodgers left for Leicester earlier this season.

He was given the job on a caretaker contract, and has not given any indication over whether or not he will want the job full-time.

The 47-year-old has guided Celtic to their eighth straight Scottish Premiership title, and could see his side secure a treble.

There has been much speculation about who would be given the job, with some even suggesting that Jose Mourinho had been offered the job.

On Sunday, Celtic suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss against Rangers, their second defeat at Ibrox this season.

Goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield sealed the win for the Gers, who are second in the league and six points behind Celtic.

But according to Hartson, Lennon has done enough to get the job.

“Everyone knows where I stand in terms of the Celtic job, and that I support Neil Lennon to get the position,” he wrote in his Glasgow Evening Times column.

“For me, the Rangers defeat on Sunday doesn’t alter that, but if he doesn’t get the job, that is entirely Celtic’s decision and that’s fair enough.

“Everyone is entitled to their view, but come on, Neil is doing the job to the best of his ability, and he has only lost one game.

“Yes, it was a huge game, but if Neil doesn’t get the job, then he’s the type of guy that will take it on the chin and move on.

“I am Celtic to the core, as is Neil, and whatever is decided then the club comes first.

“I just feel the treatment of him was a bit excessive against a guy who has meant so much to the club and the supporters. Some of the criticism he was getting was wrong.

“No one would have wanted to win that game more than Neil. We are talking about someone here who is meant to be loved and respected as one of our own.

“I respect every Celtic supporter’s right to their opinion, but the backlash on social media against him after the defeat just didn’t feel right to me.”

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