NEIL LENNON has revealed he spent most of this morning speaking to chief executive Peter Lawwell and major shareholder Dermot Desmond.

The Celtic boss is under intense scrutiny following some dreadful results this season, including the embarrassing 4-1 flop against Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic last night that saw the club topple out of the Europa League Group H with two games still to play.

The humiliating result matched the Czechs’ sensational victory in Glasgow three weeks earlier and the Hoops’ European adventure is over after picking up just one point from a possible 12.

Following two wins in nine in all competitions while conceding 21 goals, the champions are 11 points behind Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side – although they have two matches in hand – in their quest for the historic tenth title in a row.

There have been calls for the Irishman to go, but, as he prepared for Sunday’s Betfred League Cup meeting with Ross County at Parkhead, Lennon told the Evening Times: “I have had a long chat with Peter and Dermot Desmond today, we are totally united, totally together and totally determined that we will make it into a good season.

“I speak to Dermot maybe twice a week so I spoke to the two of them today on a Zoom all this morning and we are trying to find solutions to what we can do better, not just for the first team, but all around the club.

“It was a very productive conversation and I have their full support.”

Lennon added: “We are not happy with the way things have gone over recent weeks and I am head of the football department and face of the club and Peter is the chief executive and Dermot is the main shareholder.

“They have been with me since day one, through the good times and what would be perceived as a bad time at the minute and they feel the need to offer suggestions, ideas and vice versa from me.

“They are not happy about things, no question. They are honest about things as well, but they believe in me and I believe in them and I believe in the process.”

Lennon also has the delayed Scottish Cup Final against Hearts to plan for on December 20 at Hampden. If the Hoops are successful they will claim their twelfth successive domestic honour and complete the unprecedented quadruple treble.


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