Neil Lennon is in pole position for the Celtic job.
Neil Lennon has done a superb job as Celtic manager since taking over from Brendan Rodgers on an interim basis.
He is making it hard for Celtic to give the permanent role to another manager.
Celtic remain on course for the triple treble, with Lennon guiding Celtic towards the league title and into the Scottish Cup final.
There are only two matches which now matter for Lennon if he is to land the job full time.
These are the Scottish Cup final against Hearts, and the match away to Rangers in the league.
Old Firm matches always have importance no matter the circumstances.
Lennon has won one already since taking charge, but if he loses to Rangers at Ibrox, it will leave a bitter taste heading into the summer.
A draw wouldn't count against Lennon as it would maintain their unbeaten record, but losing to Steven Gerrard's side would.
Losing the Scottish Cup final would show Lennon to be a 'nearly man' and not a winner.
These two games are challenges he needs to overcome more than any other.
Win them both, and surely the Celtic job is his.
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