Interim manager Neil Lennon has been in charge of Celtic since February following former manager Brendan Rodgers’ shock exit to Leicester City.

In that time the team have clinched the league for the eighth time in a row and reached their third consecutive Scottish Cup final.

Many fans have been critical of some of the teams’ performances during this period, with some disappointing draws and a defeat to Rangers at Ibrox for the second time this season. 

Celtic have also struggled to break teams down and have looked to be weary after a long campaign, something which Lennon has remarked upon more than once after matches.

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When speaking to BBC Sport in an interview to preview the cup final, he was quick to defend his second spell at the club when saying;

It’s not my side, it’s Brendan’s (Rodgers). People saying, ‘Well the performances aren’t the same’ – well they are.

He is correct to an extent, towards the end of Rodgers’ reign Celtic had not exactly been pulling up trees and did lose and play very badly against Rangers in December, a result which saw both teams level on points with Celtic having a game in hand.

With daily updates on who is the new bookies favourite is, Lennon may feel he has done what he set out to do and leave it there. The scrutiny will only grow until someone is finally appointed, whether it is him that gets the job or not.