Celtic star Kieran Tierney has revealed he believes that Celtic would not have secured the Scottish Premiership without Neil Lennon.
Lennon could secure yet another treble for the Hoops this weekend, with Celtic taking on Hearts in the Scottish Cup final.
With Celtic on the verge of making history, Tierney has revealed that Lennon was the guiding light that led Celtic to the final.
Tierney claims that Lennon helped to right the ship after Brendan Rodgers left the club to join Leicester City in February, which created doubt that Celtic would be in this position now.
Brendan Rodgers left the Hoops back in February to join Leicester City, after the Premier League side sacked Claude Puel.
Speaking to the Daily Record ahead of the cup final, Tierney said:
He’s been great for us since he came in. He’s steadied us when we needed it.
That has been so important, it has been so crucial for us.
As soon as he came in was two tough games with Hearts away and Hibs away and those games could have changed our season.
For him to come in and do that so quickly and have an impact on us every day in training was massive for us.
He knows how to win as he’s been here before as both a player and a manager.
So for us to have that faith in him as we know he’s been here and done it.
He knows what he’s talking about and that’s a big thing which gives all of the players confidence.
Boys like Scott Brown, Mikel Lustig and Jamesy Forrest have all worked under him before so that also helped the transition for everybody.
The Hoops won the Scottish League cup earlier this season and secured the Scottish Premiership as well.
Neil Lennon has been linked with the Celtic job on a permanent basis, but many fans have called for a new manager to be appointed.
All of Celtic's treble wins
Celtic made history by winning their second treble in a row last year.
Celtic completed another historic treble back in 2017.
Celtic secured their first treble since the 1960s under Martin O’Neill, winning the Premiership, the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup.
Celtic secured their second ever treble in 1969.
In a historic year for the Hoops, Celtic secured their first ever domestic treble, alongside the European Cup.