Charlie Nicholas reckons Celtic chief Peter Lawwell will leave Parkhead this season.

The Hoops board last night gave Neil Lennon a second public vote of confidence in response to a chain of poor results.

And the recent backing of the Celtic boss has resulted in criticism from a large portion of Celtic supporters, who would like to see Lennon axed.

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Charlie Nicholas belives standards have slipped at his former club and he rekcons that will force Lawwell out of Parkhead this summer.

He told the Daily Express: "Good luck to the board.They seem to have backed themselves into a corner.

"We've been seeing aggravation from Celtic fans after matches, which is abysmal.

"They are demanding answers and solutions but they don't seem to be getting any.

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"I have not liked the leadership of the club for a long time.

"I think Peter Lawwell will leave this season and I wouldn't be surprised if one of Dermot Desmond's sons replaced him.

"Celtic's demise has been on the cards and I've taken a lot of personal hits when pointing this out, with clowns on social media attacking me.

"I am not on social media, so I don't respond. This is where I voice my opinion.

"The board, Lawwell and Desmond are getting battered and it confuses me that so many people at the club haven't, like me, seen this coming.

"Now all we are going to get is the blame game.

"When Brendan Rodgers quit, Lennon inherited such a fabulous set-up that he couldn't fail.

"I applauded Lenny because he took things on, did things right and didn't change too much.

"This Celtic team had been fuelled by dominance but now that they are being asked different questions they have failed to come up with the answers."

He continued: "The Celtic players got coached to death by Rodgers about getting the ball and moving it.

"Even for me, it was too slow at times but it was successful and it led to total domination.

"That standard has now melted away.

"You can blame the board for letting it happen and Lennon is also responsible because he has been too weak in letting everything go on around him.

"Celtic needed to build their reputation in Europe again and they certainly haven't done that.

"This season they are already out of the Champions League, Europa League, Betfred Cup and, by Lennon's own admission, their title hopes are hanging by a thread."