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Lennon: Others will decide my future

15th April 2019, 21:41 by Andy Schooler

Neil Lennon says speculation over the Celtic manager position is "noise and nonsense" but admits his future will be decided by others.

The 47-year-old was appointed on a temporary basis at Parkhead in February when Brendan Rodgers left to join Premier League Leicester.

However, with Celtic having won six and drawn two of their games under Lennon – results which include a victory over arch rivals Rangers and a Scottish Cup semi-final triumph over Aberdeen on Sunday – the club's board is now facing a tricky decision over whether he should stay at the helm or not.

Recent reports have linked both ex-Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and current Belgium manager Roberto Martinez with the role.

Major shareholder Dermot Desmond and chief executive Peter Lawwell will be the key decision-makers and, speaking after the 3-0 win over Aberdeen, Lennon said: "I spoke to Dermot on Saturday and he said all the speculation is just noise and nonsense.

"I knew that anyway because these are class people I work for. I've worked for them before and know the way they work.

"He (Desmond) is a tough man. He is very demanding, but that's why he is who he is. Again, I've had no guarantees, no reassurances, no promises.

"I'm here to do a job and I'm taking it game by game."

He added: "If the club perceives the best way forward is to go somewhere else, then who am I to argue with that?

"That's for other people to decide. Then I've got a decision as well."

Celtic will meet Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on May 25 when they will likely to playing to complete a hat-trick of domestic Trebles.

Having already won the League Cup, they could wrap up the Premiership title this weekend.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Andy Schooler

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