KRIS Ajer reckons the appetite for success in the Celtic dressing room remains undiminished, despite the fact the Parkhead side have racked up a remarkable nine domestic trophies in a row. The Norwegian central defender put in another accomplished display on Saturday as Celtic extended their supremacy of the Scottish scene but said his dressing room is as hungry for silverware as it has ever been. Surely this country’s first ever quadruple treble couldn’t be on the cards?

“Everyone in the dressing room is always hungry for more,” said Ajer. “This experience we have right now is something we want to have again and again. So hopefully we can continue being successful next season.”

Ajer, selected to fulfil dope testing chores on Saturday night, was as bewildered as everyone else by the sudden revelation that Neil Lennon had been offered the job. But it's a decision that Ajer is convinced is the correct one.

“Obviously the gaffer came in and we won the Treble,” said Ajer. “He’s been fantastic these last few months. It was just a really good day and for him to be offered the job was great news as well.

“We have been performing well in 2019 and managed to achieve some big results. We are standing here as champions, so it’s been a remarkable season.

“It’s very positive to have it decided quite early rather than have uncertainty. It’s not long before we are back for pre-season so it’s good to have it settled."

Ajer was keen to thank Lennon for the faith he has shown in his defensive partnership with Jozo Simunovic, with the pair starting the majority of his games since the 47-year-old returned to the Celtic dugout.

“The manager has put a lot of faith in myself and Jozo. It’s been really good to play with him and we had a top quality centre back in Filip Benkovic as well.

“That’s the great thing about this club, even in training you need to be at 100 percent or they will have your position. It’s great for the team and Jozo has done fantastic in recent months.

“To win the treble Treble is really special, it’s unbelievable,” said Ajer, who now heads off on international duty with Norway, who face Romania and the Faroe Islands. “Hearts are a really strong side and we knew they would make it very difficult for us. We didn’t play well enough in the first half and they managed to get the first goal. But we showed our quality and we always had the belief.

“There has been a lot of criticism about the club and the performances, but we are standing here with the Treble again. It’s been an outstanding season.”