Hoops interim boss Neil Lennon has commented on the heavy managerial speculation surrounding Celtic over the last week, as reported by The Daily Record.
The build-up to our Scottish Cup semi-final clash tomorrow against Aberdeen has been dominated by discussion on the future of Lennon at Celtic Park, who was given the job until the end of the season after the departure of Brendan Rodgers in February.
Names such as Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas-Boas have found their way into headlines with regards to the job over the last seven days.
Lennon accepts it’s unavoidable but is trying to focus his and his players’ minds on the immediate task at hand at Hampden.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the 47-year-old said:
You can’t stop it. It may be that’s the way the club want to go. They’ll make a decision, it’s important for them that going forward they’re happy with what they’re doing.
I’m here for the players and it’s important that I try to get them over the line. All I can do is focus on the game on Sunday.
The players know they’re a game away from another final. They’ve handled these situations brilliantly in the past few years.
It’s the most important game of the season simply because it’s the next one. We’ll always be under pressure to perform. We’ll be focused but they’ll want it as much as us. We’ll need to get on the front foot, create chances and try to take them.
Tomorrow’s match is undoubtedly one of the biggest so far this season, with many seeing Aberdeen as the main barrier between Celtic another treble of domestic trophies.
Lennon will know better than anyone his future at the club is tied to that treble bid. There may even be some who scoff at the idea of appointing him even if he secures those trophies.
For now though all he can do is keep his side on the march to success and fans are expecting the team to get the job done tomorrow to secure a final spot against Hearts in May.
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