NEIL LENNON has refused point blank to discuss a dramatic return to Celtic.
As pressure mounted on Ronny Deila following the humiliating Scottish Cup spot-kick dismissal, the ex-Hoops gaffer was asked about the possibility of making a comeback to the Parkhead dug-out.
Lennon insisted: “I won’t talk about anything like that.
“There’s a manager in charge, so it would be disrespectful to discuss it.
“You don’t want to see anyone lose their job, but he’s got a long way to come back now with the fans after this outcome.
“I’ve been in that position myself with Bolton and it’s not nice.
“Look, he’s got a league title to win and he deserves to see that out. Then they’ll have to talk about things in the summer.
“But, at the minute, Celtic are not going well and they haven’t for quite awhile.”
Lennon, 44, who quit the Hoops in 2014 after four years in charge, added: “Both teams played the way they have been performing all season.
“I’ve watched Rangers quite a bit and they’ve always been easy on the eye.
“I think Celtic have laboured a lot to the point where the league still isn’t over.
“They’re out of both Cups and had a poor European campaign.
“Psychologically, this result could have an impact on the remaining five games, but they could still get over the line in the league.”