Celtic: Neil Lennon says club are ‘totally united’ after Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond talks


Neil Lennon (left) thinks his team will be fine

Director Neil Lennon says he, managing director Peter Lawwell and major shareholder Dermot Desmond remain “totally united” despite Celtic’s Europa League departure from Sparta Prague.

Celtic can no longer qualify in their squad and have now won just twice in nine games in all competitions.

But Lennon had “long discussions” with his team and the main personalities of the club.

“It was a very productive conversation and I have their full support,” said Lennon.

“We had a long conversation after the game and I had a long conversation with Peter and Dermot Desmond and we are totally united, we are totally together and we are totally determined to make this season a good season. “

Lennon revealed that he, Lawwell and Desmond were looking for solutions to the current slowdown in results when they discussed his return from the Czech Republic.

“They’re not happy with things, they’re honest about things, but they believe in me and I believe in them,” he said.

“I speak to Dermot maybe twice a week and I spoke to them both today on a Zoom call this morning to try to find solutions to what we can do better, not just with the first one. team, but throughout the club. “

Lennon said it was “not surprising” that they remain supportive, despite calls from some sections of Celtic to fire him, “because of the relationship I have had with them as a player and manager. “.

“They’ve been with me since day one through the good times and we’re going through what is perceived to be a bad time by the minute,” he said.

Lennon remains confident in his team’s ability to come 11 points behind the Rangers, albeit with two games in hand, and clinch a 10th straight National Championship title.

“Visibly disappointed with last night’s result and the string of results we have achieved recently, but we are very determined to make a difference,” he said.

“I don’t think it will take a lot. I just think there are some aspects of the game that players lack confidence in, but it’s nothing terminal here. “

Lennon believes some players have been affected by the lack of fans at Celtic Park and the unusual training circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic, but believes he can find solutions to their drop in form.

“It’s not about stalking them or constantly criticizing them – they’re going to get it from media and social media anyway,” he added.

“What they need now is my support and the support of my coach and my belief that they are very good players. Class is permanent and form is temporary, I always believed that, and I believe they will be fine sooner rather than later. “


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