Joe Ledley has pleaded with the Celtic board to keep faith with under-fire boss Neil Lennon.
Lennon's position has come under further scrutiny after they slipped 12 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers in the SPL title race following Saturday's goalless draw at home to Hibernian.
Celtic's indifferent form this term has upset a number of fans, raising question marks over Lennon's long-term future.
However, Ledley has jumped to the defence of Lennon and is determined to see him remain in the job.
"We want him to stay," said Ledley. "He's a great manager and we all want to try to win things for him and ourselves.
"It's hard when he's getting criticism when he's brought all us players in.
"We just have to keep working hard and try to get back on track. He is one of the greatest managers I have worked with and we want to keep him here.
"I think he still believes in us as players. We want to keep him here because he is a great manager and everyone believes in him."
Ledley is refusing to give up on his side's title chances, but he knows they cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to catch Rangers.
"We are 12 points behind with a game in hand but we can't give up," added Ledley.
"We need Rangers to slip up a couple of times and we still have to play them three times. The boys still believe and we need to go out there and show it now."