Rumour Mill: Neil Lennon claims | Ronny Deila for the sack? | Celtic title warning

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Bolton have confirmed they are investigating claims that Neil Lennon made threats to a woman he was having an affair with, bookies shorten odds on Ronny Deila sacking and Nir Biton warns Celtic players over title.

Bolton investigate allegations made against Neil Lennon

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: Jane Barlow

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: Jane Barlow

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed they are investigating claims made against manager Neil Lennon in the Sunday Mirror.

The paper published an article that claimed Lennon had been having an affair with a younger woman, whom he’d then ‘threatened with a knife’ in a bid to keep her quiet.

A club statement read: “In response to an article published in the Sunday Mirror on Sunday 20 December, Bolton Wanderers can confirm that the club are currently conducting an internal investigation regarding the matter concerned. The club will be making no further comment at this moment in time.” (Various)

Celtic boss Ronny Deila favourite for the sack

Scottish bookmakers McBookie have made Ronny Deila the outright favourite to be the next Ladbrokes Premiership manager to be sacked following Celtic’s loss to Motherwell on Saturday.

The independent books cut the odds down to Evens amid rumours on social media that a Parkhead board meeting will take place at some point today to discuss the manager’s future.

Celtic lead the top flight by one point over Aberdeen, but the manager has come under some heavy criticism this season for the club’s failures in Europe. (Various)

Nir Biton’s Celtic title warning

Nir Bitton has warned Celtic they can not expect just to turn up to win the league after a weekend where Aberdeen cut the deficit at the top to just one point. (Scotsman)

Rangers boss Warburton faces challenge

Mark Warburton is facing the most challenging task of his Rangers tenure thus far after his side dropped points in their second successive game, the first time they’ve done so this season, following a 2-1 defeat at third-placed Falkirk. (Scotsman)

Hibs player accused in tunnel bust-up

Queen of the South striker Derek Lyle has accused a Hibernian player of challenging him to a fight in the tunnel after Saturday’s controversial 1-0 home Championship win for the Easter Road side.

A volatile final few minutes of the match erupted in even more acrimony at full time, with Lyle claiming he was accosted by a Hibs player, not named by the Doonhamers’ player, but understood to be Farid El Alagui, as they were about to head off the pitch. (Scotsman)

Celtic interested in Walsall player

Celtic are reportedly interested in Walsall midfielder Romaine Sawyers.

It is understood that Celtic scouts watched the 24-year-old midfielder in action at the weekend. (Record)

Bollan to take over at Forfar

Gary Bollan will be announced as the new manager of Forfar today after agreeing to join from League One rivals Airdrie. (Record)