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Celtic losing to Rangers could be final straw for Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon the manager of Celtic before the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil Lennon is under pressure at Celtic, so what happens next?

Ciprian Deac of CFR Cluj celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League, third qualifying round, second leg match between Celtic and CFR Cluj at Celtic Park...

Celtic's Champions League exit at the hands of Cluj was a near critical blow to Neil Lennon's role at the club.

Lennon was an underwhelming appointment by Celtic, and he has a huge task ahead to steady the ship.

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Unfortunately for Lennon, there could be far worse to come.

 

In just over a fortnight, on September 1, Celtic travel to rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers beat Lennon's Celtic in their last game at the end of last season, it was a dead rubber, but it gave the Light Blues added belief.

Rangers have begun this season well and have been scoring for fun.

Neil Lennon, head coach of CFR Cluj, in action during the game  during the UEFA Champions League 2019

How many might they be able to put past a Celtic defence which conceded four at home to Cluj?

Lennon needs to get Celtic back on track, and an away win over Rangers would go a long way to curing some of the resentment.

But a defeat, especially a clear cut one, could make Lennon's position as Celtic boss untenable.

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