“His Name Should Not Be Removed From The History Of The Club” – Hugh Keevins Reaffirms Former Celtic Manager’s Legend Status
On The Only As Good As Your Last Game podcast, Hugh Keevins was recounting his stories with former Celtic legends of the club. Born Celtic reported on one such legend this morning, Tommy Burns, in a touching memory of what made Tommy such a legend at Paradise.
When asked by host, Regan Stevenson, if Neil Lennon had tarnished his reputation at the club after last seasons shambolic season, Keevins gave a rousing speech defending Lennon’s legacy at Celtic and says he should always have his place in the Celtic Park history books, “Again, Neil Lennon as a Celtic player and a Celtic manager brought many, many trophies to the club.
“He took the kick and the bruises and lived with the awful pressure that was on him off the park, while doing that.
“Neil Lennon has watched people go to prison for offences against Neil Lennon. That is shameful. So Neil Lennon, for me, had an awful season. He didn’t even last the full season.
“There were errors of judgement. Players were brought in, not all of them at Neil Lennon’s requests, but players were brought in that were never good enough. Awful mistakes were made the transfer front.
“The season imploded and turned into a full scale mess. It doesn’t mean to say that he should go into hiding for the rest of his life.
“It means that he achieved an awful lot with Celtic. Unfortunately for him, when the biggest season of all came around, it did not work out for him.
“That does not mean, his name should be removed from the history of the club. Far from it. He’s got his place in Celtic’s history. He worked hard for it. He deserves it.“