There’s been a big resignation in British football. Sadly for most Newcastle United fans, it doesn’t involve Steve Bruce.
Instead, Neil Lennon has called it a day at Celtic.
The 49-year-old has stepped down as Hoops boss following their latest defeat to Ross County.
Celtic were on the hunt for 10 titles in a row, but Lennon’s side threw it away. Instead, it seems all but certain that the Scottish Premiership will be heading to Rangers for the first time since 2011.
There has been a lot of pressure on Lennon and the Celtic hierarchy this season, as fans watched their club pass up a massive opportunity to create history.
While there is no history on the line at Newcastle other than survival, Toon fans have been equally as angry with their manager and owners.
But while Lennon has finally walked away, Bruce remains in charge at St James’ Park.
You can draw a few similarities between both managers. Their appointments were unambitious following special managers.
Lennon was seen as a safe pair of hands following Brendan Rodgers’ move to Leicester. As for Bruce, he seemed like the only person willing to replace Rafa Benitez.
These unambitious appointments have cost both clubs. Celtic have handed the title to their biggest rivals Rangers, who are set to end their run of nine consecutive titles. As for Newcastle, they’re in the midst of a relegation battle.
Former Hoops striker Chris Sutton has commented on the resignation, admitting that Lennon ‘had to go’.
This has prompted a response from a lot of Toon fans, who wonder if he feels the same about Bruce, or if he’d be willing to take the 60-year-old at Parkhead.
Sutton has been a keen defender of Bruce, one of many ill-informed pundits who seem intent on getting a rise from fans.
Aside from Sutton, a lot of Toon fans are wishing Celtic will consider Bruce as a replacement. However, it is out of sheer desperation rather than expectation.
Steve Bruce is going nowhere, especially not Celtic. But it shows just how desperate some fans are for Bruce to leave.