Next Game

KR Reykjavik v Celtic

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 20:00

Champions League Qualifying Second Round

Lennon seeking budget boost

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hopes fans will take up the club's season ticket offers and provide a boost to his transfer budget.

Last Updated: 26/04/13 at 09:45 Post Comment

Neil Lennon: A few extra season tickets could mean new blood in Celtic squad

Neil Lennon: A few extra season tickets could mean new blood in Celtic squad

The newly-crowned SPL champions this week gave supporters a £100 'reward' off prices for the 2013-14 season while U13 fans are now able to purchase season tickets for only £50.

Attendances, even among season ticket holders, have declined at Celtic Park this season and Lennon would love to see the club's gesture pay dividends, especially if it allows him leeway in making additions to the squad over the summer.

"I think it's a brilliant gesture by the club. There are not many clubs who would knock 20% off their season tickets. They have really pushed the boat out for the supporters and I hope that's reciprocated now," Lennon said.

"Economically it's a difficult time for a lot of people. That's why the club have made this gesture, and it's a huge gesture. They felt it was the right time to reward the supporters.

"Everyone wants to come and see the Champions League and tickets are a little bit more expensive for those games. The club understands that and have done everything they feel they can to bring more supporters back in.

"My budget is not set in play. When we bring money in, we spend it. We got £25-30m from the Champions League campaign and might be able to dip into that a little bit. But we have always been prudent in terms of making signings and the wage bill and that won't change.

"We have to safeguard the long-term future of the club. In an ideal world I would love to go out and spend £5-10m on four or five players and dominate the landscape for the next however many years.

"I'm not saying the club won't do that but there are aspects of a football club that need looking after with good housekeeping and we are well aware of that."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

am jealous but i do wonder why he's never done anything for barca and why they seemingly don't give two hoots that he's leaving. they clearly rate suarez more than him, that much is inarguable

bobsy
Sanchez Is A Game-Changer For Arsenal...

L

uis Suarez: on his way to Barcelona. Liverpool : on their way to the Conference.

wotyomamased
Liverpool agree sale of Suarez

D

aryl Janmaat, a cheaper alternative to Micah Richards? World Cup semifinalist versus Man City's backup, England's... what, fifth choice right back? That really hammers home the English premium.

harry hotspur
The Blank Gossip

Footer 365

World Cup final: Mario Gotze scores in extra-time as Germany beat Argentina 1-0

Germany won the World Cup final for a fourth time after Mario Gotze's extra-time volley sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina.

Premier League: Manchester City suffer shock pre-season defeat to Dundee

A Dundee trialist scored as Premier League champions Manchester City suffered a shock pre-season defeat in Scotland.

World Cup final: Manuel Neuer hails Germany team spirit after win over Argentina

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hailed his side's remarkable team spirit after their 1-0 win over Argentina in Rio.

Mail Box

Alexis Sanchez: Really Not THAT Good

The backlash has begun: Why are Barca letting him go if he's any good? We have mails on Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez, the World Cup and the wonder of F365...

Stop Your Sobbing And Man Up...

Oh and honey, put the kettle on. We have more World Cup mails but it's mostly an orgasmic explosion at the signing of Alexis Sanchez. Could this be Arsenal's year?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property