CHRIS SUTTON reckons any new incoming Celtic manager will need some Divine assistance.
The former Hoops striker reflected on the chaos that has been left behind after Neil Lennon’s departure And reckoned the next full-time gaffer will require a helping hand from GOD!
John Kennedy stepped up to take charge in an interim capacity and led the team to a 1-0 win over Aberdeen yesterday with the aid of a deflected goal from Odsonne Edouard.
Sutton insisted there is a massive task ahead for whoever gets the role and, speaking to BT Sport, said: “Celtic have been sleeping this season. There’s been a lack of leadership all throughout the club and its a massive problem and they are not out of the woods just because Neil has stepped down.
“Many Celtic fans think Neil was selfish by carrying on. Neil thought he could turn it round. On the face of it, I thought Neil should’ve stepped down after the defeat against Ross County in the Betfred League Cup back in November.
“But now Celtic have to look forward and think about next season. The truth of the matter is that a new manager coming into Celtic, if he’s appointed in June, if he has to work with this current squad then God help him.”
Lennon, of course, exited the faltering champions two nights after the unacceptable 1-0 loss to bottom side Ross County in Dingwall last weekend.
The victory over the Dons – the Hoops’ second successive 1-0 triumph over Derek McInnes’ side in 10 days – leaves them 15 points adrift at the top of the Premiership with only seven games to play.
The next challenge for the new dug-out team of Kennedy, Gavin Strachan and Stephen McManus will be at Tannadice against Dundee United in the midday kick-off a week today.