AS CELTIC headed off for a pre-season tour of Australia, manager, Neil Lennon confided in us via the usual media outlets that if he didn’t win the SPL title in the coming season he would get the sack.
That’s a bit like saying Christmas Day will fall on December 25th and even more so since a title win for Rangers would make it four in a row for the ‘Teddy Bears’ - something the long suffering Celtic fans would almost certainly not tolerate.
Lennon also recently said that, contrary to rumours, he had not spent a lot of money strengthening the team last season. Of course statistics can be made to mean anything you want and Neil was looking at the difference between money spent on new players and money brought in from sales.
This meant that the Celtic boss was given most of the huge fee received from the sale of Aidan McGeady, so any money spent, according to Lennon, didn’t cost the club anything.
But in the real (and financial) world, and especially in SPL terms, Lennon had easily the biggest budget in the country.
The new boss will be given even more money to spend during the close season but in return the Celtic Board and the ‘Celtic Faithful’ will accept nothing less than the league title.
That’s the job description Neil, so get on with it!