No need for ‘major surgery’ – Celtic-linked boss talks up Bhoys’ squad

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes the addition of goals from midfield, and the introduction¬†of more pace to the attack, would transform the Bhoys’ fortunes next season.

In an interview with STV, the Northern Irishman said that the current Celtic squad is not far away from being very competitive:

“I think they need a couple of additions, there’s no question.

“They need support for Leigh Griffiths in terms of someone else to weigh in with some goals and I think the need an injection of pace in the team as well. It was apparent on Sunday that there wasn’t enough pace in the team either.

“I don’t think it needs major surgery for sure.”

Lennon was Celtic manager between 2010 and 2014 and he has already confirmed his interest in replacing Ronny Deila at the end of the season.

Deila announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping down from his post after increased pressure, which has resulted from Celtic’s loss to Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final last Sunday.

The Norwegian has, however, said that the main reason behind his departure was because he is frustrated at the lack of improvement his team has made over the last six months.

Lennon, along with David Moyes, Michael O’Neill and Roy Keane are, according to the bookies, believed to be in the running to replace Deila.