Lennon’s Hibees went into the game at Tynecastle with the possibility of finishing second behind Celtic this season, which would have been a pretty remarkable achievement.
"Top-four is not good enough for me. Top-three would be respectable…"
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 9, 2018
But the defeat means Hibs now need to beat Rangers at Easter Road on Sunday to finish third in the table – and have no chance of claiming second spot ahead of the Gers or Aberdeen.
After the full-time whistle, Lennon was obviously disappointed, but few of the waiting journalists in his media conference would’ve expected him to say he was considering his position at the club:
Remarkably, Lennon has also stated that he will consider his position as Hibs manager over the summer in the aftermath of that showing.
— Capital City Press (@CCP_sport) May 9, 2018
Neil Lennon has just told us he will consider his position as Hibs manager over the summer following their 2-1 defeat by Hearts.
— Barry Anderson (@BarryAnderson_) May 9, 2018
Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon says he will consider his position in the summer. Says a 4th placed Premiership finish is unacceptable and he has his own personal ambitions to think about.
— Paul Barnes (@STVPaul) May 9, 2018
Lennon has a deal with Hibs until the summer of 2020, and given a generally impressive showing throughout the campaign, would it be a surprise if he walked away?
What do you think?