Manager Neil Lennon has told Celtic fans to enjoy eight-in-a-row for what it is and not let minds wander too far ahead, as reported by The Daily Record.
The interim boss guided the Hoops to an eighth successive title yesterday at Pittodrie after a convincing 3-0 victory over Aberdeen.
It’s been a difficult road to get here with drama on and off the field making this season so tumultuous for the club and supporters.
Lennon now reckons fans should appreciate what this squad have achieved and for now forget about a ninth and tenth title in a row.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the Hoops manager said:
It’s been the toughest piece of management I’ve had, with the scrutiny and agitation and the discontent surrounding the club, but I can’t thank Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond enough for trusting me to do the job.
Okay some of the performances weren’t great but they are unbeaten in 11 games so the standard is very high and the expectation is very, very high.
We need – even the supporters – to take stock. This is eight titles. This hasn’t been done for a very, very long time.
So it is a special group of players and the fans should engage in that, not think about nine or 10.
Lennon also knows that there are immediate and important challenges on the horizon, with a certain Scottish Cup Final to come on May 25th.
That one is a huge fixture for the club and for fans so we can’t be thinking into next season and beyond quite yet.
Clinching an unprecedented ‘treble treble’ would be an enormous achievement and could be enough to convince Celtic to give Lennon the permanent job too.
There’s a lot still on the line.