Noel Whelan has tipped Celtic to sack Neil Lennon this week after the club’s “embarrassing” loss to Ross County yesterday.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the defeat was “the final straw” for the 49-year-old at Parkhead and fears there is no way back.

A shock 2-0 home defeat against Ross County saw Celtic beaten in a domestic cup competition for the first time since 2016 and extended their dismal run of form to two wins in their last 10 matches.

Sky Sports claim the club’s hierarchy will hold crisis talks with Lennon today just days after he was given the public backing of the board.

Whelan is adamant that Lennon has lost the backing of the players at Parkhead.

“He’s lost the dressing room,” he told Football Insider.

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“There is real problems at the club. It was the most embarrassing defeat for a long time.

“The manager was looking for a reaction, looking for his players to stand up and they did not. There is something wrong there now, something is not right between the manager and players.

“I think yesterday’s game was the final straw for Neil Lennon, quite frankly. I do not think he can turn it around now. Even if they win the next three of four games, something is not right at the football club.

“The defeat yesterday highlighted the big, big problems Celtic have. You have to beat Ross County at home in a cup game.” 

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