THE fracture was sudden but almost inevitable.
The departure of Alan Thompson, first-team coach, from Celtic at the weekend was the final step in a relationship that was heading in different directions.
Celtic made the official announcement yesterday in a brief statement. It read: "Celtic Football Club can confirm that Alan Thompson has left the club. We can also confirm that a meeting was set up between Alan Thompson and Neil Lennon on Sunday in Newcastle. However, Alan refused to meet with Neil, hence the reason for the discussion being conducted by telephone. The matter is now in the hands of lawyers and, therefore, we are unable to go into any further details."
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