Celtic boss Neil Lennon has called on the SFA's compliance officer Vincent Lunny to clarify certain disciplinary rules

Neil Lennon: Has sympathy for fellow managers

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon has called on the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer Vincent Lunny to clarify some disciplinary rules.

Lennon's comments come in the wake of Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels and St Johnstone counterpart Steve Lomas finding themselves in trouble with the SFA this week.

Lomas was handed a six-match ban for his reaction towards referee Iain Brines over a decision during his side's recent draw at Celtic Park, with a suspended two-game punishment also invoked.

Lennon was referring more to Shiels who was issued with two notices of complaint by Lunny, one of which was for allegedly breaching three disciplinary rules as a result of comments he made in the media.

"The last place you want to be is in the stand, as I know from my own experience," said Lennon. "Steve, certainly, will learn from this. But I don't know where, as managers, we draw the line.

"I think Vincent Lunny should come and speak to managers because at the end of the day we are the ones who are brought up in front of him and the SFA disciplinary panel.

"I think Vincent needs to spell out the guidelines, what we can and can't say regarding referees in post-match interviews.

"That would give us a clearer indication and maybe make us count to 10 a little bit more in the heat of the moment. I do have a lot of sympathy for all managers in that situation."