Neil Lennon has been told that his Celtic job is safe for now, according to reports.

The Scottish Sun say the Hoops gaffer held talks with Parkhead chiefs last night following yesterday's 1-1 draw with St Johnstone. 

It is understood that the Celtic board offered fresh assurances and Lennon was told that he will be given more time.

The result made it two wins in 12 games for Celtic and heaped more pressure on Lennon, despite the club publicly backing him last week.

When asked if that support could change after the latest slip, Lennon said: “I don’t think so and I don’t want it to change, I want to keep working with good people behind me, we just need to get the players back at the levels they were at.

“Do we maybe look at the training? Do we look at our routines? Do we look at our set-ups? All these things, we have analysed it to death.

“The players have to look at themselves as well and say, ‘We are better than this’. We need to find a solution as quickly as possible.”

Zander Clark made several good stops from Odsonne Edouard, but Celtic again laboured at times in front of an organised St Johnstone defence.

“We lacked speed, we were tentative and playing far too slowly,” Lennon said. “Again we tried to change it at half-time and get a bit more urgency in our play.

“And that’s what was missing – urgency, penetration, not working the goalkeeper enough.

“We had good chances and we need one of them to go in. A (Tom) Rogic header, Odsonne was in, (Christopher) Jullien header. But we are not creating enough clear-cut chances and it’s way too pedestrian from my liking.

“There is a lack of verve. We need more personality, more flair, more excitement in the team.

“Maybe sometimes you get that generated from the atmosphere but we haven’t got that at the minute.”