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    Extreme Rules Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    Celtic part company with manager Tony Mowbray


    Tony Mowbray struggled to make an impact in his debut season at Celtic


    Celtic have parted company with manager Tony Mowbray following Wednesday's 4-0 defeat at St Mirren.
    Mowbray won 17 of the 30 league games played since he arrived from West Brom last June and struggled in Europe.
    And the Glasgow club trail Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers by 10 points, having played two more matches than their Old Firm rivals.
    Coach Neil Lennon will oversee first team matters on a game-by-game basis, with Kilmarnock visiting on Saturday.
    Lennon played for Celtic between 2000 and 2007, captaining the club in his last two seasons. He returned as a coach in April 2008 and had been in charge of the Under-19 team during Mowbray's time in Glasgow.
    The move to promote Lennon comes after assistant manager Mark Venus and first team coach Peter Grant departed along with Mowbray.
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    A former defender at the club between 1991 and 1995, Mowbray succeeded Gordon Strachan to become the 16th manager of Celtic, with West Brom receiving £2m in compensation.
    The affable figure had been one of three managers targeted, along with Burnley's Owen Coyle, now at Bolton, and Swansea's Roberto Martinez, now at Wigan.
    On his arrival, he said he lived by a code of "honesty, integrity, humility and respect" and he hoped to bring those qualities to the Celtic team.
    However, his reign was not a happy one, beginning with elimination from the Champions League, albeit against a slick Arsenal side, who have progressed with ease to the last eight of the tournament.
    Dropping into the Europa League, Celtic were expected to qualify from a group that included Hamburg, Rapid Vienna and Hapoel Tel-Aviv, but they could only muster six points from six games, with just one win.
    The domestic season started brightly and Celtic were four points ahead of Rangers going into the first Old Firm derby of the season on 4 October, but they lost 2-1 at Ibrox.
    And away matches proved to be Mowbray Achilles heel, with Wednesday's 4-0 drubbing by St Mirren heralding Celtic's sixth league defeat on the road.

    Highlights - St Mirren 4-0 Celtic

    Strachan had won three titles in four seasons at Celtic Park but Mowbray quickly set about dismantling the squad he inherited, bringing in a raft of new faces.
    The big money loan arrival of Spurs striker Robbie Keane in January briefly lifted spirits among supporters but Celtic could not make inroads into Rangers' lead.
    Mowbray had a long career at Middlesbrough before his switch to Celtic and later moved on to Ipswich, where he started his coaching career.
    He had a brief spell as caretaker boss at Portman Road after the sacking of former Scotland boss George Burley before becoming a manager in his own right at Hibernian.
    Mowbray led the Edinburgh club to two top-four finishes in 2005 and 2006, after which he left for West Brom.
    He led the Baggies to the Championship play-offs, losing to Derby, but the following season they won the title and promotion to the Premier League.
    However, they only lasted a season in England's top tier and were relegated, despite receiving plaudits for their attacking style of football.
    His summer switch to Celtic Park was greeted with widespread enthusiasm among the Celtic faithful but few of those will lament his departure.


    Source: BBC
    Walter Smith's Hit List


    1. Billy McNeil
    2. Liam Bray
    3. Lou Macari
    4. Tommy Burns
    5. Gordon Strachan
    6. Tony Mowbray

    Who's Next?


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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    Celtic aren't the team they once were with Chris Sutton & Henrik Larsson.

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    Christ, that didn't last long.

    Mowbray will pick up a job easily enough in the Championship.

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    Tony Mowbray is any better than Ian Dowie?


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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    I haven't seen any Scottish Football this season, but can anybody tell me if Mowbray was trying (and failing) to play football the right way?

    Last year all he talked about was playing proper football, but in the two live Brom games I saw, they were passed of the pitch by Stoke. Who I believe only strung, on average, two passes together each time they had the ball before hoofing up to Fuller.


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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    Dowie is a footballing consultant, they have to get rid of Brown first :P

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    Quote Originally Posted by Y 2 Jake View Post
    I haven't seen any Scottish Football this season, but can anybody tell me if Mowbray was trying (and failing) to play football the right way?

    Last year all he talked about was playing proper football, but in the two live Brom games I saw, they were passed of the pitch by Stoke. Who I believe only strung, on average, two passes together each time they had the ball before hoofing up to Fuller.
    Thats about right.

    He talked alot about play free flowing attractive attacking football and how Rangers play boring defensive negative football.

    Lets have a look at the table:

    | Home | Away Team
    P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
    1 Rangers 29 12 3 0 43 9 9 4 1 25 8 51 70
    2 Celtic 31 10 4 1 31 10 8 2 6 28 24 25 60

    Oh look Rangers have scored more goals than Celtic, Have a very superior goal difference to Celtic and have been getting 7-1, 6-1, 4-0 and at the weekend 4-1 results all season.

    Yeah "negative football" FTW

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    Re: Celtic sack Mowbray, Neil Lennon in for the rest of the season

    ''Negative football'' is a whole lot better than ''shit version of Arsenal'' football, which some teams insist on trying to play.


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