Lennon job. Runners and riders

tottie beck

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Decent choice but I think he’s more suited to a long term project rather than turning a team around around quickly.

I’m surprised they aren’t talking about big Sam
 

GeeGee

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I'm surprised at how quickly they've turned on Lennon.

Im not really. They can see there are bigger issues beyond the last week’s results. Lennon was never the right call to replace Rodgers. They knew it then and know it now.
 

Corkinator

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O'Neil is obviously one of the first names that come to mind as replacement for TLB. But when you look at O'Neil's job history, he tends to opt for teams that are on the up, that have demonstrated potential to kick on to the next level. The current yahoo team is probably the worst in a decade, O'Neil would be looking at a major rebuild, and this time around there is no Henrik Larsson to rely on.
Him and Keane were horrific at forest, I hope he comes back, he’s definitely lost it, absolutely dinosaur.
 

Blu_ultra

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They don’t just play in the league though.

He’s failed to qualify for the CL from the piss easy Champions path for two years straight despite being backed to the tune of £20m plus
This is an area where Lennon gets an easy ride. They have missed out on the Best part of 60 million quid due to ineptitude. If you're the money man at the Piggery, you're asking yourself how a team with half the wage bill and a 5 year start are competing in the league whilst you cannot beat ferencvaros at home.
 

Wugs

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Speaking to a few of them at work and there all saying lennon in for meeting today. Hoping he gets sacked n replaced by Eddie Howe . Haha panic stations now .Turning on the board,manager and players haha
 

GF7

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Would we sack Gerrard if we were level on points with the tims (albeit the tims having a game in hand)?

Would we sack Gerrard if we were 3pts behind the tims (with both having played the same number of games)?

Would we sack Gerrard if we were in the same position as the tims.... 6pts behind with a game in hand?

All the above scenarios are extremely similar from a footballing perspective.
We wouldn’t sack Gerrard if the roles were reversed. Nor should we.

If Lennon gets sacked, it won’t be purely based on football results imo. The results and their position in the league isn’t great but it’s far from a disaster.
Difference is that since Gerrard came in, every aspect of the club has been on an upwards trajectory and still is. Maybe not quite as quick as we would have liked domestically but still postive direction.

Everything about them is in decline since Brenda left.
 

petric

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Remember when they were linked with Brendan Rodgers and FF said not a chance. Then when he signed, many labelled him a dud manager.

Eddie Howe done a fantastic job at Bournemouth. He's a good manger.

I'd rather they stuck with Neil Lennon. Tbh, they aren't sacking him any time soon based on results - unless we see an almighty collapse from them, which would be great for us.

Howe will probably have his eye on an English Premiership job and it won't be long before one comes up.


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pelem

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Unfortunately both of those managers would probably be quite good for them in the league. We struggled against Ross’s Hibs and Clarke’s Kilmarnock, wouldn’t necessarily be attractive football but prob quite effective.,


Clarke wouldn't want to be branded a fenian now would he, after all his family are shielded from all that malarkey safely ensconced in England.
 

bear_with_me

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No way are they sacking Lennon. They are hardly out of the league at this stage and Lawwell is not going to sanction payoffs and fees to bring in someone new.
 

top_cat

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No way are they sacking Lennon. They are hardly out of the league at this stage and Lawwell is not going to sanction payoffs and fees to bring in someone new.
Cellik lose the league to us on the fat japs 'watch' - you are deluded mate. He's a shrewd operator, as we all know.
He will burn TLB as soon as he knows it's "game over man" - bringing in a "name" to appease the hordes.
 

ronadamus_prime

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Eddie Howe got homesick at Burnley and is about as insipid as they come. At least Rodgers had a bit of gravitas about him, albeit entirely of his own making.

No coach worth his salt is going to want to takeover that squad midway through such a crucial season. Especially without being given free reign to completely overhaul the mess Lennon and Lawwell have made of the past 2 transfer windows.

Where do they get this delusion from? Do they sell it by the gram down the Gallowgate? It's utter madness.
 

jtc

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Speaking to a few of them at work and there all saying lennon in for meeting today. Hoping he gets sacked n replaced by Eddie Howe . Haha panic stations now .Turning on the board,manager and players haha
He got homesick managing Burnley so I cant see him taking on Covid FC.
The Pompey job maybe coming up soon.I would have thought that may appeal to EH.Not far from His home and a sleeping Giant(ish) club .He achieved well over the odds at Bournemouth even if He did have a few quid to play with in the latter years
 

bear_with_me

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Cellik lose the league to us on the fat japs 'watch' - you are deluded mate. He's a shrewd operator, as we all know.
He will burn TLB as soon as he knows it's "game over man" - bringing in a "name" to appease the hordes.
I am obviously talking about right now. We win the league, Lawwell wont be there, never mind Lennon.
 

barneybear

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They are stuck with Lennon because no decent candidate touches the job this season with a barge poll. Anyone with any sense won't want remembered as the chump that failed to win the "10".
What is this ten people keep talking about?
FM, the so called first four, was a one horse race! They are not seriously thinking, if they did win it this year, that they could really call it ten, but I suppose the book might say so. Any football supporter would know different
 

LoganBear

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He got homesick managing Burnley so I cant see him taking on Covid FC.
The Pompey job maybe coming up soon.I would have thought that may appeal to EH.Not far from His home and a sleeping Giant(ish) club .He achieved well over the odds at Bournemouth even if He did have a few quid to play with in the latter years

eddie howe aint taking the portsmouth job mate come on.
 

Mr_Miscellaneous

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Larsson is getting paid handsomely to lose at Barcelona, Moyes is a Premier League manager and they can't afford the compensation, Coyle is a fud who has been in India since bombing out at Ross County, McNamara would be flipping the players for money in the pocket before the week is out, Alky Mackay is both shit and a racist so the transition from Lennon to him would be seamless and pointless, Lambert is useless and everyone knows he would prefer to work for us, Clarke wont take it until after the playoff, Rosler is about to be fired from Dusseldorf and couldn't win a thing with the highest budget in Sweden, Di Canio is a fascist and out of management for 7 years, Mjallby is getting tanned every week in the Sweden's regional divisions, Hughton just took the gig at a bigger club than them.

Killers row right there.
 

Sir Sasa Papac

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Jackie McNamara at 6/1 lol

How can you go from getting the sack at Dundee United and York city to being the 4th favourite for the Celtic job.

Jesus wept that’s a reassuring list of replacements
 

The Shadow

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One thing they won’t do is pay compo to either Lennon (who wasn’t even interviewed for the job and was eventually offered it full time in the shower ) or to anyone else to get their manager.

Remember that Lennon just so happened to fall out with Hibs a few days before Rodgers went, timing was uncanny.

So, look to see who leaves their current club under a cloud in the next few weeks and there is your answer.
 

The Shadow

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Can they afford to sack Lennon and all his back room staff?

How much does that cost? I have no idea so interested to hear peoples thoughts on this.

They have a huge wage bill.

They spent quite a bit in the summer.

They would need Lennon to walk, and can we see that? I can't.

Dave King said "Celtic will fold like a pack of cards" - Is this it happening right now?
Sack him AND buy out another managers contract elsewhere. Any manager worth their salt at this time will be employed and cost upwards of £5-7m to buy their contract out. Plus of course paying out Lenny, unless they have termination rights in the contract, which wouldn’t surprise me given he was an unemployed layabout when they picked him up.....
 
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