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Is Michael O’Neill on his way to Celtic?

Michael O’Neill will travel to the Euro’s with Northern Ireland this summer but rumours have gathered even more speed today that the Irishman may be on his way to Celtic Park upon his return from the tournament in France.

Celtic manager Ronny Delia has come under even more pressure this week as his side crashed out of the Scottish League Cup with an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Ross County.

Although the Celtic board have kept tight lipped on Delia’s future fans haven’t, with many seeing Sunday’s defeat as the last straw. Winning the treble would have been in my opinion would have saved Delia his job but now it is looking unlikely that he will be the main man come the start of next season.

Celtic are six points clear at the top of the table and face a fifth round Scottish Cup tie away to East Kilbride on Sunday, a loss here and the board would have to take action.

Whether O’Neill will arrive at Celtic Park in the summer remains to be seen but with fans not happy with how things are so far I wouldn’t be surprised if Peter Lawwell has his eye on him or another possible replacement.

Although many will applaud O’Neill for the work he has done with Northern Ireland, many others will ask where has the real challenge been? Top seeded in the group was Greece who in turn finished bottom. That of course doesn’t take away from the achievement but it is a fact.

One thing is certain the management at Celtic are under fire and so are the players. I travelled to the game Sunday and I have to say it was poor all round.

The question of “the league” shouldn’t really be up for debate but with just six points in it, who knows? Could Celtic lose the league this year? I highly doubt it but maybe if they do it might open some fans eyes to the bigger problems at the club from the board to the management and players.

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About Rachel Lynch

Rachel Lynch
Journalist with InTallaght.

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