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CALMAC URGES BOARD TO ACT

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CALLUM McGREGOR insists Celtic should become copy cats and follow the lead of Manchester United.

The Old Trafford club, who sacked Jose Mourinho in December, moved swiftly to install ex-player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss before making the role permanent with a three-year contract last month.

The Scotland international midfielder is urging the Parkhead board to take the same route and appoint interim gaffer Neil Lennon in a full-time capacity.

McGregor believes removing the uncertainty over the position would enhance the team on the run-in to what could be a historic campaign for the club with an unprecedented treble treble.

Comeback boss Lennon is already putting plans in place for the new term – as CQN reported yesterday – while there is a full-blown guessing game going on about a successor to Brendan Rodgers with Belgium international chief Roberto Martinez and ex-Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas among the names being bandied around.

ON THE RUN…Callum McGregor aiming for the treble treble.

The Hoops can take another step towards the Hall of Fame when they face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday with the eighth successive Premiership crown within touching distance, too.

McGregor, speaking to The Scotsman, said: “If you see the success with Solskjaer at Man Utd – people will ultimately judge you on success.

“Obviously, the club have to get the appointment right. Whatever way they want to go about that and get it done, but everyone around the club wants to know as soon as possible so you have the continuity going into next season.

“Whatever the board decides, as soon as the 
players find out, it calms 
everyone down.

“It gives the club a focus. The new season comes pretty quickly.

“You only have three to four weeks off and then it’s straight back into the big games again. The sooner it is done the better for
everyone.”

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