Celtic supervisor Neil Lennon is clinging to his job after two defeats in 4 days noticed their disaster proceed.
A 2-Zero loss to Ross County within the Scottish League Cup was one other blow, which may now see his second spell as supervisor of the membership finish.
The Bhoys had beforehand received each home cup since 2017 however have now been turfed out of 1 by a facet they beat 5-Zero in September.
It’s not only a blip for Lennon’s facet although as they’ve received simply two of their final 10 matches.
They’ll not qualify for the Europa League knockout phases after two successive 4-1 defeats to Sparta Prague, whereas fierce foes Rangers at the moment are 11 factors forward of them within the Scottish Premiership. Though Celtic do have two video games in hand as they try and win their tenth title in a row.
However this run is bound to see Lennon’s function unsure.
Earlier this month, Sports activities Breakfast host Alan Brazil admitted sacking Lennon was a tricky however maybe a essential situation: “If Neil was to go, who’s on the market to return in? There could be loads of takers, however would they be superb? And would they get any cash to spend?
“It’s very straightforward guilty Neil, however the gamers want to take a look at themselves and say, ‘come on – that is huge, it’s ten-in-a-row!’
“It’s a bit like Ole; loads of the followers really feel it could be time for somebody stronger however they don’t need him to go as a result of they like him a lot.
“It’s like that with Neil. My friends from college are saying it’s a disgrace, however he’s received to go.
“They’ve received to do one thing fast, Neil’s a fighter and as soon as he will get his full XI, and Odsonne Edouard is large, then Celtic will go on a run.
“However will they go away it too late?”
Since these feedback on November 6, Celtic have overwhelmed Motherwell, drawn with Hibernian, however then suffered consecutive defeats to Sparta Prague and Ross County.
The latter end result, within the Scottish League Cup, led to followers demonstrating exterior Celtic Park and growing the mounting stress on Lennon.
However who may substitute the Northern Irishman if his tenure is dropped at an finish this week? talkSPORT.com takes a glance.
The massive favorite to exchange Lennon is one other ex-Celtic boss.
He led the Bhoys to a few consecutive titles from 2006 to 2008 after succeeding Martin O’Neill, whereas additionally touchdown a Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups.
Within the 2006/07 season his facet had been spectacular within the Champions League, beating Benfica and Manchester United at Celtic Park they usually reached the Spherical of 16, dropping to AC Milan in extra-time.
However in 2009 Strachan resigned having did not win his fourth title in a row.
Spells with Middlesbrough and Scotland haven’t fairly been as profitable as he would have favored however he could possibly regular the ship if Lennon is made to stroll the plank.
Having left Bournemouth after their relegation to the Championship in the summertime, Howe has had a while out of the sport to think about his subsequent transfer.
A effectively considered supervisor, maybe hamstrung by the dimensions of the price range he had on the south coast, he will surely be a formidable get by the Scottish giants.
Howe, although, could also be questioning what the ramifications could be ought to he fail to get issues proper north of the border.
You don’t propel the Cherries into the Premier League with out being a superb coach, that’s not unsure. However ought to he be overwhelmed to the title by Rangers ideas on his credentials could start to vary, making it tougher for him to get a Premier League return sooner or later.
Though, ought to he win the membership’s tenth title in a row from their present place it might definitely propel him again into the limelight after a tricky couple of years within the English top-flight.
If Celtic are holding out for a hero, then Larsson might be the person to avoid wasting them of their hour of want.
Presently at one other of his former golf equipment, Barcelona, the legendary striker is all the time going to be linked with a return to Glasgow till he lastly takes up the duty.
Like Howe, although, the timing of his arrival is important and whereas lacking out on the title this season wouldn’t tarnish his fame at Celtic, it’s not the sort of factor followers and Larsson himself will need as a part of his document with the membership.
Plus, given Ronald Koeman’s present predicament on the Camp Nou, it’s unlikely he’ll need his assistant to up and go away him mid-campaign.
A supervisor with Premier League credentials, Silva has been out of the sport since his dismissal from his Everton job final yr.
His fame has diminished as a result of that spell with the Toffees however he definitely has some high quality given the job he did with Hull City, nearly conserving them within the Premier League in 2017.
It’s nonetheless a dangerous appointment with the jury nonetheless out on him regardless of his spell in England however one the bookmakers appear to consider is a chance.
Everybody’s favorite pundit, the Manchester United legend ended his enjoying profession with Celtic in 2005/06.
He had spells as manger of Sunderland and Ipswich City, whereas he additionally had time in assistant roles with Republic of Eire, Aston Villa, and Nottingham Forest.
Now, although, we’re extra used to see him giving scathing opinions of groups and gamers on Sky Sports activities.
However, like with Silva, bookmakers have gotten him down as one of many favourites for the job – however will he go away the cosy studio for an actual battle at Celtic? Let’s discover out.