Chris Sutton admits Neil Lennon’s race may be run at Celtic

Chris Sutton reckons that it will be hard for Neil Lennon to keep his job after Thursday’s hammering in Prague.

The Celtic boss was under pressure heading into the Europa League tie after a faltering start to the domestic season.

They had been thrashed 4-1 by Sparta on home turf and travelled to the Czech Republic needing a win to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

But after Odsonne Edouard had opened the scoring, a double from Lukas Julis helped ensure that lightning struck twice.

Sparta breathed fire into their own qualification hopes with another rampant 4-1 win.

And now Record Sport columnist Sutton, who had previously defended Lennon, says it will be difficult for his former team-mate to hold onto his job.

Moments after full-time, Sutton tweeted: “Hard for Neil Lennon to see this out after that.”

He had previously hit out at the Green Brigade who displayed a banner at Celtic Park asking the manager to step aside.

He said earlier this week: “I thought that the stuff with the banner outside the stadium was just a bunch of idiots, I really mean that because what good can it do?

“What positive does it do? We all love the game, we all have different opinions about things.

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“I feel sad for Neil with this as much as anything. I actually do, what he has actually given to the club. You know he has toiled for years and worked hard as a player, given his absolute all, his heart and soul to Celtic Football Club and then for people to treat him like that.

“If you want him to go then fine, that’s an opinion but I think that there is a way to do it and to do it with a banner outside the stadium as they did this morning, I thought was despicable.”

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