Scottish Football Would Be The Poorer If Neil Lennon Left Hibs!

Neil Lennon stunned the Scottish media after he stated he could leave Hibernian this summer.

After watching his side fall to a 2-1 defeat to Hearts in the Edinburgh derby, Lennon told a press conference:

“We look like we’re going to finish fourth. It’s unacceptable. I will be considering my position over the summer.”

“I need to think about my own personal aims and ambitions. We’ve got a board meeting next week. So we’ll see.”

Now we all know that Lennon is a very passionate manager, who has been prone to making hasty quotes when things don’t go his way.

Maybe the Hibees gaffer is wanting more backing from his board.

Star performer Dylan McGeouch is set to leave on a free this summer, top asset John McGinn might make a money spinning move elsewhere and Scott Allan will return to parent club Celtic when the current campaign ends. That could mean that Hibs will need to replace their core midfield personnel, not an easy task and one that could be fraught with problems!

Maybe the Northern Irishman believes that he’s taken the Scottish Premiership side as far as he can. Getting them promoted and then up to fourth place and close to the runners up spot is a pretty good achievement in anyone’s book.

I have a personnel theory that the outburst is designed to give his squad a kick up the backside after they failed in their task to get to second place. Lennon will be desperate to finish with a win over Rangers this weekend and his statement could be designed to get more from his players in there last game of the season. Basically I think he might be throwing down the gauntlet.

Whatever the reason for Lennon had for saying that he’s considering his position, I really hope he stays on at Easter Road as Scottish football is better with him in it.

He’s a proven winner, a wind up merchant and he is box office. Our top tier could have big names in Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard and Steve Clarke. You’ll also have a former Scotland manager in Craig Levein that can get under everyone’s skin and talented coaches like Stephen Robinson and possibly Jack Ross too.

Add Lennon to the mix and you’ll be hard pushed to find a better array of managers in our top flight in the last twenty years!

Hibs have been in scintillating form for much of this season. They’ve managed to record wins over champions Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Hearts. They play attractive and effective football, that get’s results!

Yes of course, Neil Lennon can go over the top and back his team to the hilt but in all honesty that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re a fan of the Leith side.

It’s a case of now waiting and seeing what happens next. I for one, hope Lennon takes his place at the home dugout at Easter Road next season!

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