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Sunday 25 August 2019

McGregor's a fan of Lennon

FORM: Callum McGregor. Pic: PA
FORM: Callum McGregor. Pic: PA

Callum McGregor insists the job Neil Lennon has done since taking over as interim Celtic boss has been underestimated.

The former Hoops captain and manager, who was handed the reins until the end of the season in February when Brendan Rodgers suddenly departed for Leicester City, has not lost in 10 games - winning seven.

Celtic need a point from their final three games to clinch an eighth successive Scottish Premiership title and can follow that by completing an unprecedented domestic triple treble with victory over Hearts in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on May 25

There is a split among the Celtic fans, however, with regard to Lennon’s suitability to become permanent boss.

McGregor, who along with team-mate James Forrest will vie with Rangers pair Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent for the PFA Scotland player of the year award, said of Lennon: “He has come in, thrown himself into the job and been brilliant.

“He has fitted in amazingly well with the boys and not too much has changed.

“I think it was a case of him trying to stabilise the club and he has done a great job. We are sitting here with three four weeks to go and still in the hunt for two trophies

McGregor added: “The job he came into was massive. He had big shoes to fill, obviously, with Brendan going and with the club at one of the highest points it has ever been. So to come in with that pressure and to make sure the team continued winning, which is exactly what we have done.”

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