FRUSTRATED Neil Lennon snapped at an interviewer as he was questioned in the aftermath of the Europa League exit against Sparta Prague in the Czech capital last night.

It was a query too far for the Celtic boss following a humiliating second successive 4-1 thumping from an average side who came back from a goal down to pile the misery on the Parkhead boss.

With only one point from a possible 12, the remaining matches against AC Milan and Lille have been rendered meaningless.

Criticism had been mounting on the Irishman before the European dismissal after a dreadful sequence of only two wins in eight outings while slumping 11 points behind Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side although they do have two games in hand.

Lennon had insisted he still retained the support of chief executive Peter Lawwell and the board, but a similar line of enquiry after the game was quickly shot down.

A BT Sport reporter queried if anything had changed in the wake of the latest nosedive by the champions.

Lennon, as reported by the Daily Record, countered: “I don’t know why you’re asking me that when we only touched on it yesterday.

“I don’t see any reason why one game and one day would change that.”

The Irishman will be hoping for a different line of questioning after Sunday’s Betfred League Cup opener against Ross County at Parkhead on Sunday.


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