Celtic needs to appoint a permanent manager: Kris Commons

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: The Celtic team celebrate winning the match and the title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: The Celtic team celebrate winning the match and the title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

According to the club’s former forward, the team needs to either appoint Neil Lennon as a permanent manager or look for another option.

Brendan Rodgers left Scottish Premier League side Celtic to join English Premier League club Leicester City.

Neil Lennon was appointed as caretaker, and after winning the national league he’s looking to win the Scottish Cup.

But for former forward Kris Commons, the team needs to appoint a permanent manager soon, in order to plan the next season.

“I would have expected it to be sorted out by now,” Commons told BBC Scotland.

“Celtic are at the point where something needs to be sorted. That’s not just for the current squad but for identifying players.”

“I wouldn’t like to be a player away from Celtic getting a phone call saying ‘would you like to come and play? But we haven’t got a manager just yet’,” he added.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Artak Dashyan of Alashkert vies with Mikey Johnston of Celtic during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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The Celtic attacker scored both goals to give his team a 2-1 win over Hearts and win the Scottish Cup.

“When you take into consideration players going on international duty, players going on holiday and then back into pre-season, before you know it you’re back into the most important games of your season, and ultimately they [Champions League qualifiers] define your season.”

“Let’s say it’s a new foreign manager, then he’s only got two or three weeks training with a squad which he’s taking into some of the most important games Celtic have. I just think that’s a little bit of a risk for me. Whereas I think Neil Lennon would be a safe pair of hands,” he concluded.

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