Date: 9th July 2019 at 5:01pm
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Celtic get their competitive season underway later on this evening as Champions League qualification begins in Bosnia against FK Sarajevo.

The Bhoys have looked sharp in pre-season with Leigh Griffiths already bagging a hatful but this is where the real fun begins and it remains to be seen who Neil Lennon gives the nod to tonight.

One man that surely has very little chance of featuring in the green and white hoops ever again, though, is Olivier Ntcham.

After claiming he is too good for Scottish football, Neil Lennon has hammered him – quoted by the Scottish Sun as saying:

“I spoke to the players about it on Monday. I am not happy and the club isn’t happy.

“I will speak to Olivier, but he should be talking to us before coming out with comments like that.

“It doesn’t look good for him. For us, we sort of had half an idea he may be looking to move on.

“But that should be kept private, and we will discuss it when he comes back.

“It’s not hard for me at all. It’s hard for him. When I speak to Olivier it will be done privately.

“But you can imagine that we find the comments untimely and not particularly accurate.”

Certainly, at the moment it looks as though the chances of Ntcham being at the club for the season are slimming all the time.

Whether someone is going to come in and take him remains to be seen, but it is clear that Lennon is fuming and he has every right to be too.

Ntcham is losing respect here and needs to be careful with the way he acts.