Mark Wilson backs Neil Lennon to get the job done


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Former Celtic defender Mark Wilson is confident Neil Lennon is the perfect man to clear up the “hugely disappointing” departure of Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers decided to leave the club last month to join Leicester City, a decision that has not gone down well with the club’s fans.

Several high-profile ex-players have also hit out at Rodgers but Lennon was brought back to Celtic Park at the earliest opportunity.

The Hoops are currently on a four-match unbeaten run at present after their draw with Aberdeen and Wilson believes Lennon will steady the ship and win more silverware like he did during his first spell when Tony Mowbray left.

He also expects him to stamp his authority in the summer as Celtic look to rebuild after Rodgers’ departure.

Wilson told the Daily Record: “Lenny was very good back then. The job was thrust upon him with Mowbray leaving. Celtic were in the lurch then and it’s a bit like that now.

“The manner of Brendan’s departure really was hugely disappointing but Celtic are fortunate they have a man like Neil Lennon who can come in at the drop of a hat. “Neil knows the club inside out.

It’s not like parachuting a David Moyes in there and him having to take a few weeks or months to get up to speed.

“He’s slotted in without any difficulty. It’s the safe option, the sensible option and for me the right option.”

Celtic are as short as 1.18 to beat Dundee in their next match and they are priced at 6.50 to win 3-0.

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