Neil Lennon has resigned as manager at Celtic with the club 18 points behind Scottish leaders Rangers.
Lennon, who returned to manage Celtic for the second time after Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester in February 2019, has been under pressure all season but previously argued he would not resign.
He apologized for “letting the fans down again” after the 1-0 loss to Ross County on Sunday, reinforcing the prospect of the Rangers clinching the title at Celtic Park on March 21.
Off the pitch, Celtic have come under fire from the Scottish government and the media for their controversial winter training camp in Dubai amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lennon, assistant John Kennedy and 13 players had to isolate themselves after Christopher Jullien tested positive for coronavirus upon their return, with another positive case the following week.
Lennon’s departure follows that of general manager Peter Lawwell, who will step down as Celtic general manager after 17 years in June and will be replaced by Dominic McKay of Scottish Rugby.
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