Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Dean Windass has delivered a huge claim on the future of Celtic boss Neil Lennon.
The manager has been under huge pressure recently and even had fans gathering outside Parkhead in protest against his coaching and the senior hierarchy.
Peter Lawwell came out and defended Lennon, keeping faith with the Northern Irishman for the time being.
It was a brave decision. After all, the Hoops are currently 16 points behind their rivals Rangers in the SPFL – albeit with three games in hand – and they have crashed out of Europe.
Speaking to Football FanCast, former footballer Windass insisted that it could well be the end of the road for Lennon soon. At the same time, he backed the Celtic manager to hold firm, revealing he wouldn’t walk away himself.
Windass said: “All good things must come to an end. Listen, I know that Lenny left and then came back again after a couple of spells at Bolton and Hibs and then eventually went back and won the Cup and then won the league halfway through obviously before lockdown. I know they were so many points ahead, but you know, I find it tough.”
The pundit continued: “But, Lenny is a strong character, he won’t want to walk away. He won’t want to get sacked – it’s a massive club. And can they close the gap on Rangers? If they’re beaten twice? I think they’ve got them twice now.”
Lennon engineered Celtic to a historic Scottish Cup final victory on Sunday as the Bhoys beat Hearts on penalties after the score finished 3-3 following extra-time.
Considering his side were 2-0 up at half-time, he was rather let out of jail by his goalkeeper Conor Hazard in the shoot-out after he saved two spot-kicks.
Despite this cup final victory, Lennon should still be feeling the pressure. After all, this campaign was supposed to be about securing a tenth consecutive league crown. That doesn’t look like it’ll happen.