Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has claimed to Belfast Live that it is disrespectful to speak about the prospect of replacing Ronny Deila at Parkhead.
The 44-year-old, who won three Scottish Premiership titles with the Hoops as head coach, has been linked with a return to the club he quit in 2014 after four trophy-laden years.
Deila is reportedly under increasing pressure to keep his job beyond this summer (The Mail) as Celtic make hard work of what should have perhaps been a one-horse title race, but Aberdeen sit four points adrift after playing one match more.
The Northern Irishman is said to be in the frame to replace the under-fire Norwegian, but club legend Lennon refused to comment on the rumours, insisting that the fans must simply get behind the team as they chase a domestic double.
“When I was growing up the Celtic job was a revered position. Getting it was the biggest privilege of my life and it has to be respected," he said to Belfast Live.
“So if you are asking me am I going to replace Ronny you are not respecting the man in charge. There is a manager in charge and you should support him the best you can.
“There will be times that he will disappoint you, just like I disappointed you, but just enjoy the ride and get behind him because he has a chance of winning the double this season.”
Many Celtic fans would love to see their former midfielder take the reins once more, with Lennon seemingly possessing more of a European pedigree than his Norwegian counterpart.
In 2012, Lennon, who was sacked by Bolton earlier this month, masterminded a 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona, whereas Deila's side have failed to reach the group stages over the past two seasons.
They face Rangers in a much-anticipated Scottish Cup semi-final on April 17. Defeat at Hampden and the writing may well be on the wall for Deila.