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THE RODGERS FILES: PART TWO: ‘A QUESTION ONLY BRENDAN CAN ANSWER,’ SAYS LENNON

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NEIL LENNON says only Brendan Rodgers will know what the future holds if he manages to make history again at Celtic this season.

The Hoops boss is already in the Parkhead Hall of Fame after the previous campaign’s unprecedented double treble.

Rodgers now has his eyes on a remarkable treble treble, another clean sweep of domestic silverware in his third year at Parkhead.

At the moment, as he prepares for this afternoon’s visit of Motherwell, his team are eight points clear at the top of the Premiership and will face Lennon’s former team Hibs at Easter Road in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

Lennon has no regrets over his decision to leave Parkhead after winning three league titles in four dramatic seasons.

Speculation continues to mount over 46-year-old Rodgers’ future – especially with this morning’s news Leicester City have sacked manager Claude Puel – and the ex-Hoops gaffer said: “It’s the energy it takes – you need to ask Brendan how he’s feeling.

“I can’t believe we’re talking about the possibility of a treble treble – it is bonkers.

“Celtic have amazing consistency and always seem to find a way to beat the opposition, whether they are playing well or not.

FRIENDLY FOES…Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon before Celtic’s 2-0 loss to Hibs in December.

“The mentality Brendan has brought to the place and their style of play is fantastic. Now, whether it’s enough for him, it’s a question only Brendan can answer.

“In my time, there were no Rangers and we’d won the league by March – we ended up winning the title by 29 points in 2014.

“But, after four years, you’re thinking: ‘I need a break’. It was a major factor in me wanting to take a step out and I left on good terms, which was important to me.

“So, it will be down to Brendan and how he feels. If he achieves a treble treble, does he think: ‘What more can I achieve?'”

Looking ahead to the Cup clash at the weekend, Lennon warned: “Would it really be a surprise if Hibs beat Celtic at Easter Road? On recent form, you have to say no.

“The Easter Road pitch is smaller, not as wide, so you can try to take the game to Celtic and it gets the crowd going. If you sit off them, they will pass you to death.”

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