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Celtic FC beat Aberdeen 3-0 in the Premiership last weekend and with just two more league games to go, Neil Lennon and his side can practically smell the trophy.

Currently, the Bhoys are nine points clear at the top of the table and with the Old Firm Derby coming up in a few days time, Neil Lennon and his men have the opportunity to increase that gap even further.

Neil Lennon was appointed the caretaker boss at the club towards the end of February after Brendan Rodgers chose to move to Leicester City in the Premier League.

And within just a few months, the Bhoys manager will get his hands on a shining trophy while Steven Gerrard will have to end the season empty-handed despite sweating it out for the whole campaign.

But speaking on MOTD, Garth Crooks claimed that it is because of Steven Gerrard that Celtic will most probably not hand Neil Lennon the permanent job at the club during the summer.

Match of the Day pundit Garth Crooks said: “Rangers are breathing down their necks.

“Celtic need to make sure they have someone at the helm who can take them forward and keep Rangers where they want Rangers to be.

“It’s not an easy task. Steven Gerrard is a winner. I’ve seen him at England, I’ve seen him at Liverpool.

“That kid wants to be successful and he will be. At Celtic, they need someone who can compete with that man in every sense.

“And I think, the bigger the club, the bigger the personality at the top of the job.

“Neil has had his time there and it’s time to move it on.”

Rangers have surely made significant progress this season under their new boss but almost everyone would agree just one year is not enough to dethrone Celtic.

But with a number of new players expected to come in this summer, many experts believe that Gerrard will finally be able to gather a squad which can match up to their Glasgow rivals and it looks like the Hoops need to bring in someone which can match the stature of the former England international.

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