Celtic will confirm Neil Lennon’s sacking on Wednesday amid the Hoops’ disastrous 2020/21 campaign.
Lennon’s side are 18 points behind the Rangers, who only need seven points to win the title and keep their rivals from reaching ten points in a row.
Celtic’s recent dominance over Scottish football has been devastatingly interrupted this season – and their last embarrassment on Sunday was the last straw for Lennon.
His side were beaten 1-0 by Ross County, who were at the bottom of the table at kickoff, as Celtic’s season dipped to new lows.
Although Steven Gerrard’s Rangers look certain they will win the title for a while, the Hoops Chiefs were hoping to stick with Lennon until the end of the season – until they lost to Ross County.
Lennon delivered the Scottish Cup in December, becoming the first man to win a domestic treble as a player and coach at Celtic.
But Lennon’s once-indestructible relationship with fans has deteriorated – and the protests have followed many defeats this season, including dismal performances in the Champions League and Europa League.
The Daily Record reports that assistant manager John Kennedy will be in charge until the end of the season as Celtic prepare to confirm the end of Lennon’s second term in charge of the Scottish giants in the next 24 hours.