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Peter Lawwell risks more Lennoxtown riots if he hired Gordan Strachan to replace Neil Lennon and save the hopes of Celtic supporters ten in a row.
Which is the word?
According to The times, Strachan could make a surprising return to Parkhead’s helmet this winter as Lawwell and majority owner Dermot Desmond consider their options after the Rangers took an 11-point lead in the Premiership table.
So far, Lennon has failed in his attempt to turn Celtic’s fortunes after a terrible start to the campaign, which saw the dominant Scottish force of past seasons stumble out of the League Cup at the first moment of asking when. they were beaten 2-0 at home by Ross County last week.
Should Celtic name Strachan to replace Lennon?
Yes he would be perfect
No it’s not good enough
Fans rebel out of parkhead calling for Lennon to leave after the loss of Ross County, with hundreds of supporters clashing with police as they sought his voice to be heard.
The defeat to AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night secured the end of Celtic’s UEFA campaign for the year, too, with the Champions of the 1967 Champions League sat at the bottom of Group H with a single dot next to his name after five games.
Celtic CEO Lawwell has come out in support of Lennon’s position, urging fans to stick together as everyone at the club is “feeling the same pain, disappointment and frustration.” But rumors of possible replacements abound, including three times league winning coach Strachan.
Heading for a major revolt
Lawwell must think carefully about replacing Lennon with Strachan at a time of crisis, as Celtic’s hope of a 10th consecutive Premiership crown hangs in the balance.
Strachan has been out of management since leaving his post in charge of the Scottish national team. by mutual consent “ in 2017, four days after failing to qualify for the World Cup and seeing fans turn against him.
Supporters labelled a draw with Lithuania “worst night in 30 years” to follow Scotland when their hopes of going to Russia ended, with Strachan’s stubborn team selection being a point of fury after choosing his team by name rather than the shape.
The 63-year-old’s last stint in the club’s management was also an absolute disaster with Strachan. breaking his contract at Middlesbrough with the club just two points away from Championship relegation places nearly a year after Boro sat within one point out of first place.
Middlesbrough had won just 28% of their matches in all competitions under Strachan, who oversaw a mere 13 wins out of 46 matches, lost 20 times and boasted a negative goal difference after sending 59 goals to the 51 his players scored.
No team, national or international, has hired Strachan to take over their plans since his time in Scotland ended, in his current role as Sporting Director for second division Dundee FC, which has won a league game this season, his role for the past 17 months.
Could Strachan bring a fresh approach to Parkhead if he got another chance? It would be doubtful, and Lawwell would risk further revolt by relying on tried and tested schemes of yesteryear.
And in other news, Celtic would be heading for disaster managing a rough coach, his “dream job”.