Callum McGregor: We need to back Neil Lennon


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Celtic forward Callum McGregor has urged the club’s board to back interim Neil Lennon in the near future.

The Hoops placed Lennon in temporary charge in February after former boss Brendan Rodgers departed for Leicester City and the Premier League.

Lennon is now in his second stint in charge at Celtic Park and has made an immediate impact as Celtic move closer to the Premiership title.

Celtic are 11 points clear of Rangers after going on an eight-match unbeaten run and they can still win the domestic treble this season.

Rangers are priced at 1.05 in the winner without Celtic market. McGregor has played a crucial role once again this season and has asked the board to make a quick decision on Lennon’s future.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Obviously the club have to get the appointment right, whichever way they want to get it done.

“But the players, staff and everyone around the club want to know as soon as possible, so you have the continuity going into next season.

“Whatever the board decides, as soon as the players find out it calms everyone down. It gives the club a focus as the new season comes round pretty quickly.

“You only have three or four weeks off and then it’s straight back into the big games again. The sooner it is done the better for everyone.

His track record at Celtic as a manager has been outstanding. There have not been many better in Europe. He has to have a case to get it.

“The transition since he has come in again has been excellent. He has the players hungry for success. It can easily peter out but he has been great.”

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