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Rafa Benitez set to be named new Celtic boss after quitting £12m-a-year job at Dalian Pro with Neil Lennon on brink

Posted Monday, January 25, 2021 by hits

RAFA BENITEZ is reportedly set to become Celtic's new manager. Neil Lennon is fighting to save his job at Parkhead having fallen a whopping 23 points behind arch-rivals Rangers at the top. Rafa Benitez is reportedly heading to take charge of Celtic And according to The Mirror, Benitez is 'in the frame' to replace Lennon in the hot seat. It would, of course, see him lock horns against his for...Full Story »

Defiant manager Neil Lennon tells Celtic bosses they will have to sack him

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2021 by PA9 hits

Neil Lennon has told Celtic they will have to sack him if they want a new boss after insisting he will not quit his Parkhead job.The Hoops’ campaign of woe plunged to new depths as they dropped points for the fourth match in a row following a 2-2 draw at Livingston.Skipper Scott Brown was sent off just five minutes after coming on as a substitute as frustrations at the unravelling of the c...Full Story »

Scott Brown sent off as Celtic’s title hopes suffer further blow with Livi draw

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2021 by PA7 hits

Neil Lennon’s angry rebuke of Celtic’s Dubai critics failed to provoke a response from his players as they were held to another damaging 2-2 draw by a second-string Livingston outfit.The furious Parkhead boss let rip on Monday as he claimed his club had been hit with a “barrage of absolute hypocrisy” in the wake of their controversial winter training camp.If it was design...Full Story »

Jackson Longridge available as Livingston host Celtic

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by PA9 hits

Livingston re-signed left-back Jackson Longridge from Bradford ahead of the visit of Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.Recent signing Gavin Reilly comes into the squad while Jason Holt will have a fitness test after missing Saturday’s draw at Parkhead.Long-term absentees Alan Lithgow (hip) and Keaghan Jacobs (foot) remain out.Celtic have a fresh Covid-19 casualty ahead of the trip to W...Full Story »

Arsenal could take advantage of Odsonne Edouard contract saga as Celtic lower asking price

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2021 by hits

Celtic have reportedly lowered their asking price for in-demand striker Odsonne Edouard - which could tempt Arsenal into launching an offer. Edouard has become a crucial member of the Hoops squad since arriving from Paris St-Germain in 2018, registering 72 goals and 35 assists in 151 appearances. His impressive form at Parkhead has not got unnoticed, with Juventus emerging as potential suitors...Full Story »

Gavin Strachan disappointed as Celtic fail to break down Livingston

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2021 by PA4 hits

Gavin Strachan admitted Celtic had enough in their makeshift side to perform better than they did in their 0-0 home draw against Livingston.Boss Neil Lennon, assistant John Kennedy and 13 first-team players were still self-isolating as close contacts of the injured Christopher Jullien, who was confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 after returning from a training camp in Dubai.First-team coach St...Full Story »

Celtic’s title hopes take another hit as Livingston leave with a point

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2021 by PA3 hits

Celtic’s traumatic week ended with more damage as in-form Livingston battled to a deserved 0-0 draw at Parkhead.Boss Neil Lennon, assistant John Kennedy and 13 first-team players were still self-isolating as close contacts of the injured Christopher Jullien, who was confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 after returning from a training camp in Dubai.Chief executive Peter Lawwell admitted th...Full Story »

Scott Robertson in contention for Celtic’s clash with Livingston

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2021 by PA13 hits

Scott Robertson goes into the Celtic squad for the home Scottish Premiership game against Livingston on Saturday.The 19-year-old midfielder has been recalled from a loan spell at Gillingham as the Hoops find themselves with Covid issues.Boss Neil Lennon, his assistant John Kennedy and 13 first-team players are still self-isolating as close contacts of injured defender Christopher Jullien who was...Full Story »

Gavin Strachan backs Celtic taking Christopher Julien to Dubai after Hibs draw

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by PA11 hits

Gavin Strachan has defended Celtic’s decision to fly injured defender Christopher Jullien out to their controversial Dubai camp.It has proved to be a calamitous call, with Jullien subsequently testing positive for coronavirus and forcing 13 of his team-mates into quarantine.Boss Neil Lennon and his assistant John Kennedy are also self-isolating after being ruled a close contact of the cent...Full Story »

Late Kevin Nisbet equaliser adds to coronavirus-hit Celtic’s concerns

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by PA10 hits

Celtic’s controversial Dubai trip came back to haunt them as the coronavirus-hit Parkhead side’s makeshift line-up allowed Kevin Nisbet to snatch a 1-1 draw for visitors Hibernian.Boss Neil Lennon, his assistant John Kennedy and 13 first-team players sat out the game after being ordered to self-isolate on their return from their controversial Dubai training camp.That ruling came afte...Full Story »

Covid-19 case adds to Celtic absences ahead of Hibs clash

Posted Monday, January 11, 2021 by PA11 hits

Celtic reported one unnamed player tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their Scottish Premiership clash with Hibernian.The champions face a shortage of centre-backs with Nir Bitton suspended, Shane Duffy absent after leaving the Dubai training camp early to deal with a personal matter, and Christopher Jullien out with a knee injury.James Forrest remains unavailable but has stepped up his rehab...Full Story »

Shane Duffy and Nir Bitton missing for Celtic’s clash with Hibernian

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2021 by PA13 hits

Celtic will be without central defenders Shane Duffy and Nir Bitton for their Scottish Premiership clash with Hibernian.Bitton is suspended following his Ibrox red card and Duffy will miss the game after leaving Celtic’s Dubai training camp early to deal with a personal matter. The Irishman will return to the squad after Monday’s game.James Forrest remains unavailable but has stepped...Full Story »

Celtic warm up for Old Firm derby with victory against Dundee United

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 by PA6 hits

Celtic set themselves up for the keenly-awaited Old Firm clash in the new year with a solid 3-0 Premiership win over Dundee United at Parkhead.Ismaila Soro opened his scoring account for the Hoops in the 23rd minute before fellow midfielder David Turnbull added a second with a drive five minutes before the interval.French striker Odsonne Edouard scored a delightful third in the 75th minute, with...Full Story »

Christopher Jullien back in Celtic squad for Dundee United clash

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2020 by PA17 hits

Christopher Jullien returns to the Celtic squad for the visit of Dundee United in the Premiership on Wednesday.The French defender missed the 3-0 win over Hamilton on Boxing Day with a slight knee injury.Winger James Forrest remains on the sidelines following ankle surgery.Dundee United manager Micky Mellon will assess some bumps and bruises ahead of the trip to Glasgow.Mellon hopes to have the ...Full Story »

Neil Lennon praises Celtic’s ‘outstanding’ performance after Hamilton victory

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA8 hits

Neil Lennon welcomed the flamboyance in Celtic’s play as his side’s return to form continued with a 3-0 Premiership win at Hamilton.Accies were without 10 players through either injury or Covid-19, but on a wet and windy Boxing Day in Lanarkshire, they held the Hoops to a goalless first half.However, striker Odsonne Edouard scored a penalty he won four minutes after the restart ...Full Story »

Celtic star Odsonne Edouard eyed by Juventus and AC Milan in transfer swoop with looking to strengthen attack

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2020 by hits

JUVENTUS and AC Milan have reportedly joined the chase for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard. The French striker, 22, has been linked with a move away from the Scottish champions for months. Juventus and AC Milan are chasing Celtic star Odsonne Edouard The Hoops managed to hold on to the hotshot last summer, despite plenty of Premier League interest. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is known to be a f...Full Story »

Ten Hamilton players to miss Boxing Day clash with Celtic

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA31 hits

Hamilton boss Brian Rice will be without 10 players for the visit of Celtic in the Premiership on Boxing Day.Marios Ogkmpoe (knee), Will Collar (knee), Shaun Want (thigh), David Templeton (groin) and Lewis Smith (hamstring) are longer-term absentees.Goalkeeper Ryan Fulton picked up a groin injury against Livingston on Wednesday night when Rice was missing four players because of Covid-19 with hi...Full Story »

Neil Lennon hails ‘step in the right direction’ as Celtic win again

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA16 hits

Neil Lennon believes Celtic took another step in the right direction with a comfortable 2-0 win over Ross County at Parkhead.Midfielder David Turnbull knocked in the opener after 23 minutes after being set up by Jeremie Frimpong.Striker Leigh Griffiths, making his first league start of the season, headed in a second after 61 minutes to clinch three points against the Premiership’s bottom s...Full Story »

Celtic wait on Scott Brown fitness ahead of Ross County clash

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by PA16 hits

Celtic captain Scott Brown is a major doubt for Wednesday’s Premiership clash with Ross County.Both Brown and defender Shane Duffy are battling for fitness after picking up knocks in Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup final win over Hearts.Midfielder Olivier Ntcham is training again following a thigh strain and Hatem Elhamed is closer to fitness following a knock while James Forrest ...Full Story »

Derek McInnes staying grounded as Aberdeen move level on points with Celtic

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA15 hits

Derek McInnes refused to get carried away after Aberdeen moved level on points with Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.Goals from Ryan Hedges and Sam Cosgrove handed the Dons a deserved 2-0 victory against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, where they remain undefeated in nine years.Aberdeen have kept consecutive clean sheets to move onto 34 points alongside Celtic, who have two games in hand, but McInne...Full Story »

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