NEIL LENNON says that he feels secure in his position as Celtic manager, and that he is as determined as ever to bring success to the club.
Lennon has come in for severe criticism from supporters as a faltering season to date has left them 23 points behind Rangers at the top of the Premiership, and chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed he is subject to a performance review before the month is out.
But when asked if he felt hung out to dry by the club’s board, Lennon said: “No, absolutely not. I think I’ve had some great support from the board. I can’t control speculation or fake news, fake stories. That’s the way the world is now.
“I’m very comfortable with what I’m doing and I have great support from the board, Peter, and also my backroom team as well. So, no, I don’t feel isolated in any way, shape or form.
“I’m not happy with the way the season’s gone so far but I’m very comfortable with my role and pretty determined we get the best out of the rest of the season.
“I speak to Peter every day. We talk about selling players, we talk about bringing players in and I take the training every day with my players. So my role hasn’t changed one bit.
“I’m as determined as ever. I get the criticism but, again, compared to what other managers are going through, it’s way over the top. I don’t rest on my laurels, we analyse everything and we’re trying to change things as best we can.
“But it’s a results driven business and they’ve not been good this year, so it’s all about trying to keep improving the players and finding a rhythm and momentum to take us through to the end of the season, and then see what the outcome of that is going to be.”