Anyone but Him !
Just like slipping on an old glove Our Lenny waltzed back into the hotseat and negotiated two toughies to round off a hell of a week with a BIG statement .
We know hes happy leading us , and the feeling is mutual on the fans behalf .
It’s just a nice warm fuzzy feeling KNOWING one of your own is in charge .
And as we sit entering the business end of the season things are pretty much wrapped up except the Cup it’s natural to look to the future and ponder how next season will play out.
It’s a HUGE summer this one .
We are looking at major upheaval in the playing department with many out of contract / loans ending .
Whos gonna be in charge dictates their replacements thus the manager is the biggest decision we will be taking .
A Director of Football is on the agenda apparently , and would alleviate the above problem of new man facing huge decisions at squad level when he’s trying to work his arrival out himself .
Should Big John get it I must admit it would be a very heartwarming case of looking after one of your own , but a big risk given the inexperience . More on that later .
But as we all know Lenny wants the job , and sees it as his .
Logic would dictate that if the club want to deliver ten he is the safest pair of hands as he knows the domestic scene.
To bring in a foreign coach at this juncture would clearly be more of a risk than someone who already knows the game . It would also seem to be saying we trust you to deliver the league but we want an impact in Europe and that would take a few different things to come together,,,
Better signings than what we are used to
A bigger splurge than usual
Quite a guy to pull it off
A slice of luck , quite a slice infact.
So I just can’t see it happening when Lenny is sitting free and wants the job .
I had previously reckoned a foreigner would be brought in , and put through the wringer by the Plc , but we have seen an unexpected departure allow us to grab someone I , and probably many , never thought was going to be in the frame for a variety of reasons .
Last week I blogged Im not sure if the decision to retain Lenny will be taken on footballing grounds alone and that worried me.
Also I’ve been saying how I feel things in the domestic game are all coming to a head and I’m delighted there’s a few clubs involved so the usual isn’t thrown about .
The game is getting worse and the pressure is building ,, on the refs ,, on the Sfa ,, on the Plc ,,der Huns finances as another loan has been taken out ,, on Stevie G ,, Res12 .. on Levein ,,on Morelos ,, on the video disciplinary panel ,, on the SMSM to even exist at all with those spiralling downward sales figures ,, there’s more .
Level 5 for instance will be in a sweat as der Hun go bust and there goes the main client and bills payer. They aint getting anywhere near that amount of client income from any other club in the land that’s for sure.
And if rumours are to be believed Peter himself might actually come under a bit of pressure ,, and not just bringing in a decent quality of player to fill the squad ,, but the failure to support Brendan to the fullest ( as ordered by der Kaiser by all accounts at the London clear the air meeting after the McGinn fiasco ) should bring dismissal if the accounts are true .
A brand new everything is unlikely though , I expect him to attempt to see ten through and then skedaddle.
Then again Dermot might just have a new fella lined up ,, his regular business will bring him into contact with many a potential candidate,. And who can tell with suits.
While the game is undergoing serious internal strife and there’s a lot of soul searching from fans about ,,,
Their fellow fans behaviour ( a huge topic these days )
Why ffp doesn’t seem to affect one club
The compliance officer
Keeping money in the bank
Being walked out on
There’s more , a lot more , and last nights news that a child had to attend hospital after getting struck by a seat will surprise absolutely no one , that’s how low an ebb we are at .
And into this maelstrom Neil wants to take up the most prominent position , again .
I reckon Gov ministers arent sleeping at night due to what might happen here. ( hence scrambling for some type of law quick )
I’m willing to bet Lenny leading the Hoops to 10 would be many a Ger’s supporters worst nightmare .
When you sit back and think about what this could do , the potential this has , the timebomb this might set off ,, that was my rational when I said he might not get this job .
The most bigoted wee country in the world will be forced to face up to their fears over the next two and a bit years in the event Neil gets the gig .
Things are coming to a head now , but you ain’t seen nothing yet if this goes down .
This is many peoples , and organisations ultimate worst fear I reckon as it would light the fuse on a powderkeg situation that has the potential to not only get very very ugly ,, but actually wake a lot of people up to who and what type they are sharing a country with .
Or how much or little support Neil gets all around sometimes .
This has potential to rock the Boat BIGTIME ,,, maybe fatally harm the current domestic game.
Scotland will implode before it allows Lenny to waltz up and parade “ his “ 10 ( and we would probably end up calling it something similar ) and that won’t be lost on certain people.
People who prefer the best wee country in the world keeps its dirty secrets in house .
That logic I like to try and use was rocked by Brexit , and I have vowed never to be surprised at anything the beautiful game throws up ever again . But that logic does say that many do not prefer dirty little secrets out in the open , would rather the Scottish game wasn’t put under the microscope ,, would like to keep things buried and attempt business as usual .
Would love anything but a Neil Lennon leading his beloved team to glory while the light blues stumble in his wake .
And thus will probably attempt to try and sway public opinion , and boardroom minds , to cast aside this firebrand who besmirches what he touches.
Gonna be hard to twist Celtics arm in this case though , they hold the aces.
Let’s hope they hold their nerve.
Seems we are in for a hell of a couple of years , my advice is buckle up and enjoy the ride !
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