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Neil Lennon

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by romeo9535, Apr 17, 2016.

Discuss Neil Lennon in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Ciaran_67

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    This is partly why I think we are going to need to get behind him more just now so he can try and turn it around.

    Rightly or wrongly, I think that they are the type of names the board would go after if Lennon were to leave...

    Starting to think it would be more of a risk at this moment to make the change of manger if that is the type of market we would shop in.

    If he can get the next 3 domestic games out the way with 3 wins (not an easy task at the moment) then hopefully we can look a bit more positively at what’s ahead. These next 3 games are so important.
     
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  2. Dazza

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    How many of our managers in the last 20 years have not had a connection with Celtic or Scottish football? 1 maybe? If Lennon were to go tomorrow I would be surprised if we went for a foreign manager to be honest, they will probably want someone who has a closer connection to the magnitude of the season.
     
  3. Jeremie Frimpong

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    There are no managers at smaller English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish clubs who are attainable and competent? Or at midsized Belgian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, or Ukrainian clubs? Or even at big clubs in comparable nations? I find that hard to believe.
     
  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Hilarious.
     
  5. Brian Dunphy

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    Barnes, wim Janson, Dr Jo, Delia and Rodgers who wasnt a Celtic fan in a million years
     
  6. Jeremie Frimpong

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    Who has a stronger connection to the club than Lennon? Parochialism will cost us. We should be casting the net far and wide to find the best candidate available.
     
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  7. Brian Dunphy

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  8. Ciaran_67

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    I completely agree with your sentiment; however, I don’t think the board will see it that way. Except from Deila, they never have.

    I think next season requires wholesale restructuring from the top down and that might lead us to look at more talented managers from the continent.
     
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  9. Dazza

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    I don't disagree, but we won't.
     
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  10. Valhalla Thus spoke Batistuta. Gold Member

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    Don’t know why we’re discussing managers when they don’t matter.

    Just use the money saved on a player or two.
     
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  11. Sean Daleer This is the Way Gold Member

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    In the close season yes. Casting the net far and wide at this stage in the season with all its historical significance would be madness.

    If Lennon was to go in the next few weeks, brining in an up and coming manager with no knowledge of Scottish football would not be a good idea.
     
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    It's a difficult one but I would take the risk immediately. It has to be changed. We have to win the 10.
     
  13. thailandceltic

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    My point was more why is there a next Celtic manager market... as much as I prefer a different manager to Lennon the bookies can go * themselves with that *..
     
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  14. Sean Daleer This is the Way Gold Member

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    Not saying that there doesn’t need to be a change, just that bringing in an unknown quantity at this stage of the season is risky.
     
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    I’m happy pumpkin.
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    Don't get this whole idea of having a knowledge of Scottish football, I'd expect any quality coaching team to do painstaking research into every domestic opponent we face and find ways to beat them thats bare minimum stuff, the challenge is getting their message across to our players so that they buy into it and perform well.

    Deila didn't fail because he didn't know Scottish football he failed because we had too many players who didn't give a * about his methods and had no respect for him. At the moment whatever message lennon is putting to the players they're not buying into it in the same way they did last season.
     
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    We aren't 3 points off the top of the league though, it's 6 with a game in hand, which with the way we've been playing of late is a very different thing. The players already look like the pressure of the 10 is getting to them, add trying to claw back a defecit to that and we really can't assume the game in hand is a certainty.

    Regardless, I genuinely hope you are right about him turning it round and bringing us the 10, even if I'm not so confident about it myself.
     
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  18. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Not having knowledge of Scottish Football shouldn't be terminal to any applicants prospects, if they are outstanding in other areas and thorough in their preparation but if there was to be a managerial change then it would be a bonus credential.

    It's all hypothetical just now but if Lennon were to leave and a new manager came in, there will be very little margin for error for this guy given that we're already trailing and that the rest of the League don't seem to be taking points off the huns.

    From that perspective any points dropped while a manager tries to implement a new playing style could potentially be terminal to the 10.

    Many previous foreign players and managers have talked about a lack of understanding about how crucial it is, to win every single game. That concept is alien to many guys that haven't experienced it before.

    At any other club a manager would be able to come in, shake things up a bit, take time to find his best XI, drop some points in the process and then go on a run hopefully.

    Rightly or wrongly, 10 in a row dominates everyone's thinking at the club just now. If a new guy came in and it looked like we weren't achieving that goal then the pressure would be huge and arguably unbearable for most.

    There's no guarantee with any appointment but I do understand why an understanding of the unique circumstances we find ourselves in is often favoured.
     
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    Good point about deila mainstay British players didn’t take to him because his lack of English can tell by mulgrews stories on si ferry channel


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