There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Brendan Rodgers’ future at Celtic after leading the club to a historic domestic treble in his first season in Scotland.
The Bhoys are now on the verge of doubling up on that success if they can beat Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final and there are bound to be clubs from south of the border looking at the former Liverpool manager’s achievements in Glasgow.
The Mirror has previously reported that Rodgers is on the shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and while the Northern Irishman has asserted that he is happy in Glasgow’s East End, a big money offer would surely tempt him to move back to the Premier League.
Although it seems unlikely at this stage, it seems that Celtic may also have a manager in mind to replace Rodgers, should the unthinkable happen.
The Herald has claimed that Hibernian manager Neil Lennon would be in the running to replace Rodgers – and he is absolutely perfect for the job.
It is understood that Lennon could quit Easter Road at the end of the season after being left frustrated by the direction the club is heading in.
He has led the Hibs to challenge for a second-place finish in the Scottish Premiership, just a year after winning the Scottish Championship title and promotion to the top-flight.
While Lennon’s relationship with Peter Lawwell deteriorated in his previous four-year spell as Celtic manager between 2010 and 2014, it is now reported that the duo are on good terms again and there is plenty of support in the Hoops hierarchy for Lennon to return to Parkhead should Rodgers leave.
The ex-Bolton manager would be the best man for the job. He knows Celtic, he supports Celtic and he is the one of the best managers in the Scottish Premiership outside of the champions.
It would be a bitter pill to swallow should Rodgers leave the Hoops, but if fans know that they are getting Lennon as a replacement, that will surely soften the blow.