Neil Lennon’s chances of being appointed as Celtic’s new manager on a permanent basis may well have taken a severe hit following the 2-0 defeat to arch-rivals Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday, and these Bhoys fans would take the largely uninspiring David Moyes instead this summer.
Lennon would have been hoping to extend his unbeaten run since he took caretaker charge and send a message to both the board and the club’s local neighbours ahead of the 2019/20 campaign at the weekend, but instead the visitors fell to a miserable loss in which they were dominated by Steven Gerrard’s hosts.
The Northern Irishman may be facing an uphill task to be named as Brendan Rodgers’ permanent successor as a result, in what looks sure to be another competitive 2019/20 campaign.
The out-of-work and steady Eddie Moyes would likely be one of the names in the frame if the former Hibernian boss is cast aside by Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell, even if he would be an uninspiring arrival.
The 56-year-old has hardly pulled up any trees at the likes of Sunderland and West Ham United in recent years, while he doesn’t have that strong personality that would make him an instant Parkhead favourite.
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That hasn’t put off some Celtic supporters though, with one labelling him as a “better option than Lenny”, while another said “I’d be delighted with Moyes”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Better than what we have
— malcontent (@celticbhoy73) May 13, 2019
Could do a hell of alot worse tbf
— maximilian kolbe (@Craig7256) May 13, 2019
We forget given time he done a great job at Everton. Man U job was a poisoned chalice and he has never recovered imo. Not my first choice but I think I prefer it to the prospect of Lenny, with all due respect to the man. ??
— Mark Thomson (@Thomson8) May 13, 2019
I agree with that. Being realistic, I think he is the best we are going to get. Better option than Lenny.
— Corporal Clegg (@GFM1971) May 13, 2019
I’d be delighted with Moyes.
— Michael Hastie (@MichaelHastie) May 13, 2019
Yipeee I like Moyles
— slieve gullion 1 (@slievegullion1) May 13, 2019