Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew does not believe his manager Neil Lennon will follow through on his threat to quit the club, made in the aftermath of Saturday's shock 1-0 defeat to Inverness.
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An irate Lennon claimed he would "do the honourable thing'' and resign following a heated exchange with supporters in the wake of the 1-0 loss at Parkhead.
But Mulgrew believes it was just an example of Lennon's passion, and is confident that his boss will be with the Hoops for a long time to come.
"I think it is heat of the moment. Maybe they caught him straight after the game or whatever, with tempers running high it is something you say," Mulgrew said.
"But I don't think the manager will be leaving, he is right behind the cause here.'
"When things aren't going right the fans obviously care and it shows in the way they supported us in Barcelona and in different games this season.
"It is just heat of the moment and I don't think there is anything to be taken from it to be honest. Of course they pay their money and they come to watch the match, nobody says they can't have their views on what is happening.
"It show what passion the fans have and the manager as well.''