Parkhead boss unhappy over board decision.
It was reported yesterday that the Scottish giants Celtic had turned down the chance to sign the veteran Dutchman Bolo Zenden, but the player himself says that Neil Lennon has decided to sign him, but the Celtic board over-ruled the decision and blocked the move despite all the contract terms being agreed in advance.
Zenden said: I had a good conversation with assistant coach Alan Thompson and head coach Neil Lennon.They were satisfied we would do a deal.
“When we walked out the office, Lennon said “ I’ll see you on Monday. Have a few days off and get your stuff. Then the next day the club decided to scrap the deal.”
This development will only confirm to Celtic fans that Lennon has lost the confidence of the board and is unlikely to still be in charge at Celtic Park in the New Year.
Things have not been going well for Celtic this season but it would be a big surprise if the inability to agree with the club’s board a move to sign an ageing Dutch international would be the nail in the Parkhead coffin for Neil Lennon.
Celtic are currently 12 points adrift of Rangers in the SPL with a game in hand after suffering an unprecedented three defeats in their first dozen games, two of which came in non Old-Firm fixtures. The club’s form in the Europa League is also hit and miss and indeed the Bhoys are only still in the competition following a breach of rules by Swiss side Sion.