Robinson slams Celtic board over 'lack of ambition' after development
Paul Robinson has claimed Rangers’ title triumph shows the Celtic board took “too long” to dismiss Neil Lennon and showed “a lack of ambition”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and Leeds United number one said the club “almost gave up” on their pursuit of 10-in-a-row with their lack of decisive action.
Celtic’s 0-0 draw at Dundee United on Sunday had huge consequences, as their bitter rivals Rangers were subsequently crowned Scottish Premiership champions.
It has been a turbulent season both on and off the field at Parkhead, and one that has ultimately cost Neil Lennon his job.
The 49-year-old resigned as manager last month, having lost the backing of the club’s support.
Robinson believes the campaign could have been rescued had the board dismissed Lennon earlier.
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“They have been miles off it this season,” he told Football Insider.
“Behind-the-scenes things have not been right, and on the pitch, far from right.
“They took too long to relieve Neil Lennon from his duties as well. He should have gone a while back and they should have had a replacement lined up, ready to go when there was still a chance of catching Rangers and turning things around.
“By not making a change they almost gave up on the season. The club showed a lack of ambition. A decision should have been made when they were still in touching distance because a new manager might have got a different tune out of the squad.
“You can compare Celtic to Liverpool this season. They have gone from being so good to so average.”