Celtic boss Neil Lennon says it is imperative that his players end the club’s three-year title drought.
The Hoops narrowly missed out on a domestic treble last season, with Rangers pipping them to the post in both the SPL and the Co-operative Insurance Cup.
While the Bhoys secured the Scottish Cup as a consolation for their efforts, Lennon has made it clear that it is the title that he wants to finish up with this season.
Celtic last won the SPL under Gordon Strachan in 2008, with Rangers winning three consecutive titles since then.
With this in mind, Lennon has stressed the importance of reclaiming the league crown, particularly because failure to do so could see him lose his job.
“I think it is imperative that we do win it. Three years without the title is a long time for us,” Lennon commented.
“From my own point of view, if you go two years as an Old Firm manager without a title, it might be very difficult to keep your job.
“The pressure of the job is always the same – win the league.”
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Lennon is also planning to breathe new life into his squad in order to improve his side’s chances, although he does not believe that major surgery is required.
“We are really happy with the majority of the squad and we only need to bring in one or two,” he confirmed.
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