Alex McLeish has urged Neil Lennon to “get the blinkers on” and ignore the criticism after a run of indifferent form for Celtic.
The former Rangers and Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has claimed that there will always be doubters regardless of how well you perform in the dugout.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Northern Irish boss surprisingly tackled the speculation head-on and insisted there is “no justification” for him to be sacked by Celtic.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has told his critics there is "no justification" for him to be sacked.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 27, 2020
He went on to say that “a minority of our fans need to calm down and let the players settle”.
The Bhoys have dropped further back in the Premiership title race after losing to Rangers and drawing against Aberdeen, while they lost 3-1 to AC Milan in their opening Europa League tie.
McLeish has suggested that Lennon will “be hurting” with all the speculation but that he needs to focus solely on the job at hand.