Celtic boss Neil Lennon ‘sacked’ after club officials hold crisis talks

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been sacked after a torrid run of form, according to reports.

The Bhoys' Scottish Premiership title defence has fallen to pieces in recent months, and it seems inevitable that they'll surrender their crown after nine years.

To make matters worse, their Old Firm rivals Rangers are running away with the league title, and could seal it at Parkhead next month.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers are on fire and are 18 points ahead of Celtic.

And now, Lennon has apparently paid the price for the club's horrific campaign, and has already been told he will not continue to manage the club for the remainder of the campaign.

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The Daily Record claims Celtic officials held crisis talks after Sunday's defeat to Ross County.

The loss left them 18 points behind Rangers with very little chance of clawing their way back into the title race.

And Lennon was apparently told late on Tuesday that he had lost his job.

An official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday morning to confirm the decision made by the club.

Lennon's assistant manager John Kennedy is set to take over until the rest of the season, reports suggest.

Celtic club captain Scott Brown is also apparently set to take a coaching role in a reshuffled backroom set-up.

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  • Lennon had been vocal about his desire to remain at Parkhead and oversee a squad overhaul in the summer.

    He even ended a BBC interview early on Sunday evening after being asked about the chances of him rebuilding the squad.

    And it seems club chief executive Peter Lawwell and majority shareholder Dermot Desmond decided the Ross County defeat was the final nail in the coffin for Lennon.

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