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Celtic boss Lennon: If the fans want me out I'll go

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has defended his side after they were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.

The Hoops players were booed and jeered by some sections of fans at Parkhead which prompted Lennon to remonstrate with them and during the post-match press conference, he felt that the team deserved a bit more from the supporters.

Lennon also said that if the Celtic faithful want him out of the managerial role, he will step aside for the good of the club.

"They are frustrated. I disagreed with them, I didn't like what they said about the team," he said.

"Look, if they are not happy with what I am doing and they want me to go, I will.

"If the fans make it clear that they are not happy and they want me out then that's okay, I will do the honourable thing.

"I can't repeat it (what fans said) because it is public arena but there were a lot of expletives and heavy criticism, which I didn't think was justified and (there was) a lack of patience with the team as well.

"If there was a lack of application and commitment I would be the first to criticise the team.

"I didn't see that today but I did see a lack of composure and quality in the final third and that's what cost us.

"If I think it is justified then I don't have a problem with it but I don't think it was justified today."

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Andrew Slevison
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