Celtic captain Scott Brown believes Neil Lennon can have a long and successful reign as the permanent boss at Celtic Park, speaking ahead of this weekend’s derby against Rangers.
It’s no surprise that Brown and Lennon have a close relationship having won plenty of trophies together already during the manager’s first spell at the club.
There’s a real warmth between the two and now the skipper believes victory over our Sunday visitors could kickstart a new era of Lennon-inspired success.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Brown said of the fixture:
I think it’s the biggest game of our season, the next game. To win against Rangers at Parkhead, I think the gaffer would be made. It would be fantastic for him, us and the support.
We still have to win in our style and play attractive football and we have been able to do that. The manager has been fantastic. He got chucked in at the deep end right away, but he has dealt with his situation really well.
Everyone knows there is a new manager and everyone will get a chance so they have all upped their game. He has been away and learned a lot. He was thrown in at the deep end when Tony [Mowbray] got the sack. He dealt with that fine and then he got the contract after that.
He is more mellowed and he’s enjoying every single moment of it. We have won seven trophies out of seven and if there is any man who is going to fill his (Rodgers) shoes it is definitely Neil.
He believes in himself and he has been brilliant.
Clearly the captain is making the big pitch to supporters to get fully behind Lennon and back him not just over these matches at the tail-end of the season but into the summer and beyond too.
There’s a big argument for stability and a safe pair of hands at the club after the departure of Brendan Rodgers and having a manager installed who the players already know and trust will go a long way to creating an atmosphere of success from the off.
Ultimately Lennon’s future will be decided by results between now and the end of the season. Beat Rangers convincingly and win the treble and there won’t be many doubters.
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