Neil Lennon has spoken about the differences between his Celtic side and Brendan Rodgers’, hinting changes could be on the horizon, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
Lennon hasn’t had much time to work with his new squad since the departure of Rodgers to Leicester and has so far taken a very relaxed attitude in terms of making tactical changes.
He’s let John Kennedy bring continuity to the system and shape of the side, with nothing much really changing at all.
The Hoops boss has admitted though he is toying with the idea of making changes in the tail-end of the season.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said:
During the game, I was thinking, ‘If this ends up 1-1, I’m going to be changing a lot of things and doing a lot more things my way.
But we got over the line. Maybe we can implement a bit more of what I want to do and how I want to play going into the final games.
You can implement little things but there were aspects of the game on Sunday, in the second half, that I wasn’t happy with in terms of managing the game. We should have done that a lot better.
I am not going to reinvent the wheel. It’s simplicity, just little nuts and bolts that we can do better. When we were down to ten men, we were too passive and too deep.
Rodgers of course was incredibly successful during his time at Celtic, so it’s understandable that Lennon is hesitant to put his own stamp on the team.
Ultimately he might have to though. If he is caught between two football philosophies then his team will be too and it’s better to commit to one that everyone can get behind.
That will likely only come if he is given the permanent position of course, but it is interesting to hear him say changes could be on the horizon in upcoming matches.
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