& # 39; All speculation is just noise and nonsense & # 39 ;: Neil Lennon insists he would have no complaints if Celtic handed the manager's job to someone else after the Scottish Cup semi-final
- Neil Lennon says he would understand if he didn't get the Celtic job
- The interim boss led them to the Scottish Cup final with a 3-0 win over Aberdeen
- Victory over Hearts on May 25 would secure an unprecedented treble Treble
- Lennon admits that he is uncertain about his chances of permanently releasing the job
Neil Lennon insists he would have no complaints if Celtic handed over the manager's job to someone else.
The interim boss led the Parkhead club to the final of the William Hill Scottish Cup with an emphatic 3-0 win over Aberdeen. The win against hearts on May 25 would secure an unprecedented treble of domestic trophies.
Despite the fact that major shareholder Dermot Desmond closed the speculation about external candidates in a meeting on Saturday, Lennon admitted that he is uncertain about his chances of getting the job on a permanent basis.
Neil Lennon says he would understand if he didn't get the Celtic job
Lennon is now unbeaten in eight games after being asked to stabilize the ship when Brendan Rodgers stopped for Leicester City.
Speaking after goals from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic Aberdeen blew away, but Lennon revealed: & I spoke with Dermot on Saturday and he said all speculation is just noise and nonsense.
& # 39; I knew that anyway because these are class people I work for. I have worked for them before and I know how they work. So I know it's just guesses and speculation.
The interim boss led the Parkhead club to the Scottish Cup final with a 3-0 win over Aberdeen
& # 39; They leave me to move on, and of course that is reassuring. But I didn't need that reassurance.
& # 39; There was a lot of pressure due to the importance of today's game. If we were lost, the Treble Treble would have disappeared and the great cup record would have disappeared … So it was really important to negotiate. & # 39; A week of fantastic links between bookmakers and Roberto Martinez, Andre Villas-Boas and Rafa Benitez increased the pressure on Lennon.
However, despite Desmond's attempts to reject speculation, the billionaire businessman offered no long-term guarantees.
& # 39; He is a tough man. He is very demanding, but that is why he is who he is, & Lennon added. & # 39; Again, I had no guarantees, no reassurance, no promises.
Victory over Hearts on May 25 would secure an unprecedented treble Treble
& # 39; I am here to do a job and I do it game for game.
& # 39; I'm older now, I can take all the noise. Perhaps I was angry or irritated ten years ago. But not now.
& # 39; If the club sees that the best way is to go somewhere else, who am I to go against it?
& # 39; I've only been here two months. I enjoy it.
& # 39; To a certain extent it is difficult because you have inherited a very good team that went well.
& # 39; You don't want to ruin that, so it was a real balancing act for me on a personal level.
The only negative for Celtic was a suspected cheekbone fracture for midfielder Ryan Christie
& # 39; But it's a good experience. It is a good challenge – really a different pressure on what I have experienced in my career. & # 39; When asked if he thinks he deserves the job, Lennon replied: & # 39; That is for other people to decide. Then I also have a decision. & # 39; The only negative point for Celtic after a one-sided victory was a suspected cheekbone fracture for midfielder Ryan Christie after the annoying clash in the air, resulting in a second yellow card for Aberdeen & # 39; s Dominic Ball.
Immediately taken to the hospital, Christie is now faced with a race against the clock to be fit for the final against Hearts.
& # 39; Of course there will be much talk about sending, but for me it was a second yellow, & # 39; said Lennon.
& # 39; It's a very bad one. I don't think Dominic Ryan really wants it, but he's too late in the challenge.
& # 39; Unfortunately we have lost Ryan to what can be a very bad injury. He was aware of the peace. We are not sure if it is a broken eye socket or a broken cheekbone. & # 39; According to the medical team, we are hopeful that he will be suitable for the final. & # 39;