For the first time since 1958, Celtic has lost four home games in a row from the Europa League, 11 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race and now from the League Cup

Sunday’s 2-0 home defeat to Ross County led fans to gather outside Celtic Park and claim the head of manager Neil Lennon

What went wrong at a club that has won nine championship titles in a row and will win a fourth triple in a row, should it happen on March 20? Win against Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on December?

In August, Celtic suffered the earliest exit from the Champions League in 15 years after being shocked by Hungarian Ferencvaros in Glasgow

Then it was found that defender Boli Bolingoli violated strict Covid-19 protocols, which earned the club’s wrath and resulted in Celtic postponing two games

Amidst that, Lennon’s side won eight of their first nine league games as they pursued the fabled 10 championship titles in a row. But then their problems really started

They meekly lost 2-0 at home to Rangers, 3-1 to AC Milan in the Europa League, and lost more points in a 3-3 draw in Aberdeen, even though they drew against Lille in France and Aberdeen 2-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, they have since been beaten 4-1 home and away by Sparta Prague

Surely a home game against a team from Ross County who had never won at Celtic Park and hadn’t beaten a top team in seven tries would allow them to stabilize the ship? Apparently not

Goals from Ross Stewart and Alex Iacovitti knocked Celtic out of the League Cup and caused their first domestic cup defeat in 36 games That record goes back to a loss to Rangers on penalties in 2016

After that, Lennon conceded his previous record in two spells – he won five titles, three Scottish trophies and a league cup – “nothing currently counts”

“If you keep losing games, there is an expectation, a demand for excellence and a demand for wins at this club – I fully understand that,” he said

“I don’t stand here like the happy clapper and say that everything is fine because it is not. But we will do everything if we still have the opportunity to turn things around

Former Scottish striker Billy Dodds, who spoke about Sportsound, pointed a finger at five Celtic players and said he thinks they “did it”

“This was their chance to step up and show that all of these rumors [that Lennon had lost the dressing room] weren’t true and show that they were with the manager, that they are still good players and that they can challenge Rangers but I didn’t see any of it

“I found the Celtic performance terrible defensively and in the future I honestly thought a lot of players would have thrown it”Albian Ajeti, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic and Haten Abd Elhamed there was simply nothing. Also Kristoffer Ajer I don’t know that he is as good as he thinks

“Neil Lennon did a lot for the club. When he needed these players today, they let him down”

Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner agreed, saying “the players are not responding to him” and questioning their stance. “They have gone back so far it’s unbelievable,” he added,

Whether or not Lennon will stay at his post will be known in the coming days, but the games will still be tight and fast

On Thursday, Celtic will face a formidable team from AC Milan that are leading the Italian Serie A. Four of the next five games will be at home in the Premier League

The Scottish Cup final with Hearts is three weeks away 12 days later, Ibrox meets the leading Rangers

Lennon said Friday that he has the “full support” of CEO Peter Lawwell and major shareholder Dermot Desmond. The next few days will tell if this is still the case

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