Gabriel Agbonlahor has insisted the Celtic board will be working hard on identifying a replacement for manager Neil Lennon.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed Lennon was “hanging on by a thread” after their Scottish League Cup defeat to Ross County on Sunday.

The Hoops have won just twice in their last 10 games across all competitions and are now winless in four games at Parkhead.

Sky Sports report Lennon retains the backing of the board after a series of “positive” zoom calls.

This site revealed last week the club’s hierarchy have no plans to replace the northern Irishman before January’s Old Firm clash with Rangers.

They believe there is no viable alternative to the 49-year-old and have put faith in his experience of Scottish football.

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“I think he’s hanging on by a thread,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.

“Sometimes clubs don’t sack a manager if they haven’t got the right replacement there. I think that’s something Celtic are looking at behind the scenes now, I’m sure they will see who they can bring in to do a better job with these players.

“I feel like the next Scottish Premier league game is a massive game.

“I don’t think he’ll get judged on the AC Milan game, but the next league game he’ll definitely get judged on performance.”

The Hoops cannot qualify from their Europa League group after collecting just one point from their first four games.

Their next three Scottish Premiership games against St. Johnstone, Kilmarnock and Ross County are all at Parkhead.

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