Sir Rod Stewart admits he was both "heartbroken" and "disgusted" by the scenes that followed Celtic's shock Betfred Cup defeat to Ross County yesterday.

But despite being shocked by the Hoops' recent run of poor form he insists that Neil Lennon is the only man to lead the Parkhead club forward.

Hundreds protested for Lennon's sacking outside the stadium yesterday and commenting on the ugly scenes, Sir Rod told talkSPORT: "I'm heartbroken and disgusted.

"All my years of supporting the Celts I've never seen anything like that, missiles being thrown at the players, it's shameful it makes the club look so irresponsible.

"It's a proud old club and I'm absolutely heartbroken not only with the result yesterday but all round."

On a possible replacement for Lennon, Sir Rod added: "Unless there is someone lined up to take Lenny's place I don't think anybody would take it with a bargepole, I really wouldn't.

"Taking over Celtic, halfway through the season, 11 points behind Rangers, it's got to take a tough man to do it.

"I would let Lenny finish the season, I still think he can turn it around. More players have got to come in.

"But I am shocked, shocked, shocked.

"I don't think there's anyone who can take his place. I don't think the guy from Bournemouth would touch it, I really don't."