Neil Lennon has given a stirring call to Celtic fans as the club embarked on their latest season ticket marketing campaign, with 9-in-a-row almost in the bag and a fourth consecutive treble on the cards, it could be the easiest sell he’s ever had to make.
The Parkhead gaffer’s passionate address was reported by The Daily Record having been issued on the club’s official website and is a stark reminder as to the incredible time that Hoops fans currently find themselves in.
Managed by a former player and captain and sweeping all before them domestically with no end in sight to their dominance as an historic 10-in-a-row looms large on the horizon, Lennon’s love for the club shines through when speaking about what they have achieved, not just this season, but over the last few years:
“This club is my life and bringing success to Celtic will always be my goal. My overriding aim will always be to give our fans exciting, attacking, winning football, to always be the dominant team in the country and to continue to bring you trophies.”
“What this group of players has achieved so far is nothing short of incredible. Ten trophies in a row is unprecedented and this season we have lifted the League Cup, performed brilliantly in the League and enjoyed a very positive European run against some high-quality opposition.”
“I know what the club means to you and I know what your support means to us. We share the same love, passion and respect for our great club. It is a club like no other and its culture, its ethos and its values are qualities we all share.”
“We will always want the best for our club but, first and foremost, we will always be Celtic supporters. It means so much to us both and it is part of us. It is our cause. It is our calling.”
Although there were doubts about Lennon’s appointment twelve months ago when he took the call to replace Brendan Rodgers having left Hibernian by mutual consent, with many viewing it as the cheap option, he has responded in no uncertain terms.
Can Lennon now be considered to be better than Brendan Rodgers?
He stated that he would make Celtic more direct, and due to his success, they passed last season’s goal scoring record in early February and have continued to look unbeatable due to their prowess in front of goal.
Despite being top of the league during the winter break, Lennon reconfigured his formation and has taken his side to yet another level, pulling away from city rivals Rangers and confirming that they remain the dominant force in Scottish football and the team to beat.