Former Celtic and current Hibernian manager Neil Lennon stated that the gap is definitely closing on Sky Sports last night.
The Northern Irishman spent four years in charge at Parkhead, and is now in his third year at Easter Road.
Lennon has never been shy in talking about Rangers, and has already had multiple comments about them this season. However, judging by his comments on last night’s “The Debate” on Sky Sports – Lennon has contradicted himself.
The 47-year-old just last week stated that he didn’t believe the hype around Rangers. He hinted that when watching Steven Gerrard’s side, they don’t look as good as they’re being made out to be.
Lennon felt that nobody knew whether the gap was closing yet, and that it would remain to be seen.
However, on last night’s show, Lennon seemed to back-track and confirm that he does indeed believe progress is being made at Ibrox. The Celtic hero went as far as to say the gap actually is closing, despite his comments last week.
Steven has made significant strides already in the short space of time he has been there. What Steven’s done is built a really good spine of the team in Allan McGregor experience, Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson have come in at centre-half, Scott Arfield has come in, Ryan Jack has had a good start to the season. certainly the gap in terms of players, and quality of players on the pitch, is definitely closing.
The comments are a surprise given Lennon’s reluctance to praise Gerrard’s start just last week.
There was nothing overly wrong with what Lennon originally had to say. The Northern Irishman is fully entitled to his own opinion. However, it appears that in a very short period of time, Lennon has changed his mind on the matter.
Rangers will look to continue their progress under Gerrard on Thursday night when they travel to FC Ufa in their Europa League second leg.