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Lennon out but Kennedy remains

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Well, it’s official.

Shortly after the article on here last night, Stephen McGowan wrote in the Daily Mail that Lennon was not going to be the manager in the morning, and that’s all you need to know to realise that a rumour has swiftly progressed to a reality.

Celtic confirmed the news today.

Indeed, there’s no celebration or party to be had here. It’s a feeling of relief as a fan, but also for Neil Lennon in a way, who no longer has to be in a position that he should not have been continuing in after November.

The move has came far too late in the season, and that’s why this news, as welcome as it may be, cannot be used as a smokescreen for the board’s unfathomably lax and negligable decision making with this particular move. The problem goes beyond Neil Lennon at Celtic, and a clearout is still needed no matter how the results pan out between now and May.

John Kennedy will be taking on the role in a caretaker capacity until the end of the season.

Kennedy was part of the Deila, Rodgers and Lennon regime and now carries on the responsibility of gaffer, in which you’d hope is definitely going to be temporary.

The idea of a strong end to the season, followed by an emotional reaction from the club is something that I’d imagine will never happen again, and yet..................

There will be a more detailed analysis of Lennon’s departure on GIGPOD later this evening, so subscribe there and we’ll let you know when it’s out.