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Exclusive Celtic are considering an approach for Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert if they decide to part ways with Neil Lennon in the coming weeks.
Lennon is under heavy pressure at Parkhead after a draw with St Johnstone extended their losing streak to just two wins in 12 games, leaving them 13 points behind Premiership leaders Rangers, albeit with two games in the league. hand.
The Celtic board is reluctant to relieve the Northern Irishman of his duties and reports on Sunday night suggested he was fairly confident in his role. Peter Lawwell and company do not want to be seen giving in to the pressure accumulated on them by the group of supporters of the Green Brigade who have organized violent protests against Lennon’s position.
But even though they keep insisting that there could be a change in the cards, 90min They have learned that they are privately considering their options as they seek to regain their dim hopes of a 10th consecutive league title.
A source has confirmed that if they decide to change tracks, club legend Lambert is very much on their minds and would be one of the first favorites if the change were made now. Lambert is highly respected after making nearly 300 appearances for the club as a player and has substantial management experience, having been in charge of Ipswich since 2018.
The board understands the concerns of the fans and while they want to avoid a knee-jerk reaction, they are planning for life after Lennon, feeling the ax may be unavoidable if the form is not recovered soon.
Several managers have been linked to the position, including former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and current Dundee sporting director Gordon Strachan, but it is Lambert who figures prominently in their thinking at this early stage.