Alan Hutton insists there is “no way” Celtic should consider getting rid of Neil Lennon after a couple of bad results.
The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits he cannot understand how fans are calling for a change in the dugout after all the Northern Irish boss has done at Parkhead.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Lennon claimed there is “no justification” for him to be sacked and that he does not feel under any “major pressure”.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has told his critics there is "no justification" for him to be sacked.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 27, 2020
The Hoops lost two games – to Rangers and AC Milan – and drew against Aberdeen in the space of eight days to allow their Glasgow rivals to take control of the Premiership title race.
However, Hutton insists it is far too early to even talk about a change of manager at Parkhead and urges fans to be patient.
Asked if he thought Lennon should be fearing the sack, Hutton told Football Insider: “Sometimes I just laugh. Being a manager you must get so annoyed with some of the stories that you need.
“Just look at what he’s done, he took over from Brendan Rodgers where obviously there was a great team there anyway but you still have to go and win the games to win the leagues.
“He’s won all sorts of trophies with Celtic and he has built a decent team when everybody’s fit and ready. To go two defeats and a draw and to talk about getting sacked, it’s beyond me, I never understand it.
It’s different if they go and get beat four, five games in a row and they’re 12, 15 points off Rangers – that’s a problem, something’s changed and he’s not getting the best of the players.
“If you’re going down that road then fine, talk about it, but you can’t after two defeats and a draw talk about getting rid of a manager who’s won so much for the club. Fans will be fans sometimes, the instant reaction is: ‘Let’s make a change,’ but no way, not for me.”
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