Celtic (11/4 Scottish Premiership 2020/21 Outright) manager Neil Lennon says he is under no illusions about the pressure he is currently facing but is vowing to fight on.
The Bhoys have endured a very difficult season so far and it was plunged into further misery after crashing out of the Betfred Cup following a 2-0 home defeat to Ross County.
Ross Stewart’s penalty just before half-time sent the Dingwall side in front before Alex Iacovitti sealed the result with six minutes to go after heading home.
It means Celtic’s stranglehold on domestic cup competitions – having won every piece of silverware since 2017 – is now over.
The defeat ends what has been a dreadful week for Lennon’s team, whose hopes of winning ten consecutive Scottish Premiership titles are hanging by a thread.
On Thursday, the Bhoys were also dumped out of the Europa League after losing 4-1 at Sparta Prague with Celtic only picking up one point from their four games so far.
And, in the race for the title, they are 11 points adrift of their Old Firm rivals Rangers (1/4 favs Scottish Premiership Outright) despite having two games in hand.
Some fans have called for Lennon to go while others have directed their ire at the board for a perceived lack of investment and complacency.
Speaking after the Betfred Cup humiliation, Lennon admits he is running out of chances but is resolving to carry on.
“If you keep losing games, there is an expectation at this club, there’s a demand for excellence and there’s a demand for wins – I am fully aware of that,” he said.
“I am not standing here like the happy clapper saying everything’s okay, because it’s not. But we’ll do everything we can, if I’ve still got the opportunity to do that, to turn things around.
“Today’s result wouldn’t have helped, put it that way.”