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Exclusive: Pundit rubbishes idea of Sam Allardyce replacing Neil Lennon at Celtic

Neil Lennon’s status as manager of Celtic Football Club continues to hang in the balance during an ongoing turbulent 2020/21 season.

The Hoops won their first match since playing Motherwell last month as they fought out a 3-2 victory in the Europa League on Thursday.

But he isn’t out of the woods yet, as his side is still playing catch-up to rivals Rangers in the Premiership.

Steven Gerrard’s men lead the table with a whopping 13-point lead and with limited games left, it could all be over for the Hoops.

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Rob Lee spoke exclusively to Football FanCast about potential replacements should the Celtic boss be axed this season. One option he discussed was Sam Allardyce, but the ex-midfielder has shut down the idea of this coming to fruition.

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“Sam normally comes in when teams are going to get relegated and Celtic are not getting relegated,” Lee commented. “He comes in and stops teams going down and he’s very good at that but I can’t see it [him going to Celtic].”

Indeed, Allardyce has managed the likes of Crystal Palace, Everton and Sunderland during especially tough periods in their history.

But as highlighted by Lee, the 66-year-old’s portfolio does not fit the criteria for a Celtic side looking to re-establish their dominance in Scotland’s top flight.

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The Hoops will face Kilmarnock next as they try to make back some of the hefty ground between them and Rangers. But as it stands, their chances of lifting their tenth league trophy in a row in looking very slim as the Gers remain unbeaten in their blistering Premiership run.

Finishing second will be hugely disappointing for the Bhoys, who will likely see no other choice but to give Lennon his marching orders.

In other news, Peter Lawwell lucky that this managerial candidate turned down Hoops job…

Article title: Exclusive: Pundit rubbishes idea of Sam Allardyce replacing Neil Lennon at Celtic

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