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Jim Duffy spotted sign that Neil Lennon might be leaving Celtic

Celtic's new interim manager Neil Lennon is unveiled with his assistant John Kennedy at Celtic Park on February 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Is Neil Lennon doomed at Celtic? Jim Duffy reckons so.

Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at...

Jim Duffy has speculated on BBC Sport Scotland that he doesn't believe Neil Lennon will be getting the Celtic job on a permanent basis.

Lennon's side lost 2-0 at Rangers today in the last Old Firm derby of the season.

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It was a particularly toothless display by Celtic, who went into the game after clinching an eighth successive Scottish Premiership title last weekend.

Despite that success, Lennon remains in the dark over his future and a number of big names continue to be linked to replacing Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead permanently.

 

And former Hoops man Duffy says that the Northern Irishman's body language at Ibrox indicates to him that he won't be in the hot seat next season.

He told BBC Sport Scotland: "If Neil Lennon was going to get the Celtic job they would have given it to him by now. We would have seen a more animated Neil.

"He looks almost resigned to losing the game. He's certainly not as fiery as he usually is."

It was an interesting observation by Duffy, and he's right. Lennon was not as animated as he might have been had there been a chance of him getting the job.

He might know that he won't be at Paradise beyond this season and therefore there was a look of resignation about him this afternoon.

That being said, he will be determined to lead Celtic to the Treble Treble whatever happens, with the Bhoys facing Hearts in a Scottish Cup final in two weeks.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (r) congratulates Celtic striker Gary Hooper after substituting him during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road...

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