Neil Lennon partook in his usual press obligations after Celtic's 1-0 defeat to Ross County.

However the Hoops manager cut short his BBC chat with reporter Rob MacLean after the journalist seemingly asked the same same question too many times for the manager's liking.

Lennon has recently claimed he is the right man to rebuild the club with a summer revamp expected under new chief executive Dominic McKay.

But after defeat in Dingwall thanks to Jordan White's header, the Northern Irishman apologised to supporters. But when asked more than once about his belief that he is the man to take the club forward, Lennon stepped away from the BBC microphone.

In fairness to the Celtic boss he did provide plenty of time for the interview and answered his fair share of questions. But he bristled towards the end and did not fancy repeating himself.

You can read the full transcript from BBC Sportsound below.

RM - Reaction to that?

NL - Strange one. It maybe encapsulates our season. It’s a real poor goal to concede. It’s another set play and I’m bitterly disappointed with that. I think we played well tonight, I think we should have won the game comfortably tonight. We had enough real good quality chances to put the game to bed even before half-time.

RM - Yes, you could have been three up.

NL - Comfortably, Rob, yes, comfortably. And that’s the frustration. We said look you are playing well, keep it going, and to be fair we created some good chances second half. The goal is inexcusable. We talk ad nauseam about defending set plays and they don’t seem to want to do it this season.

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RM - It’s been a recurring theme, hasn’t it?

NL - Yes, you can do all the work on the training ground but the players have got to want to go and head the ball. The biggest guy in their team gets a free header from four, five yards out when we’ve got plenty of players mourned him to deal with it. That’s unacceptable from our point of view.

RM - Is that a lack of bravery?

NL - Em. Possibly. I just think it’s been a running theme for us this season for whatever reason. Mindset. It wasn’t there last year but it certainly is this year.

RM - How damaging is that result?

NL - It’s hugely damaging. It’s the end of a run, we’re 18 points behind, there’s not many games left but we pick ourselves up, it’s going to be difficult but we have to do it somehow. You don’t see the result coming, because we’re on a run, we’re in good form, and like I say the quality of chances we created through good play, it’s inexcusable to miss them.

RM - The Celtic fans are obviously in uproar about that result tonight, what do you say to them?

NL - I apologise. You know, it wasn’t for the want of trying and the attitude of the players was good but we’ve let them down tonight, there is no question about that.

RM - There’s not much you can do I suppose about players missing gilt-edge chances…

NL - No, that’s the unpredictability at times of being a manager. You know, I thought we worked the ball well and created good chances and when you’re doing that you’re thinking one is going to come. Ross Laidlaw made some good saves second half but certainly two or three opportunities in the first half were guilt edge. I’m disappointed not to have taken them.

RM - Does it feel like a big rebuild is required at Celtic?

NL - Yes, I would say so, yes.

RM - Are you the man to do the rebuild?

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NL - I’ve done it before. I don’t see why not.

RM - And has that been communicated to you by the club? Is there clarity on your position to the end of the season and beyond?

NL - Well, yes so far, I’ve not been told anything otherwise so I carry on my duties as normal.

RM - And you would like the chance to change things

NL - Yes, I love this job, I love the club, and I’ve had a lot of success. This has been a difficult season, in more ways than one, football and non-football reasons, so yes you always want to rebuild and go again.

RM - Does it feel like this is the end of an era that was the quadruple treble team?

NL - Yes, but it’s not a bad era to have..

RM - No, it’s fantastic success

NL - Nine league titles and four trebles, it’s incredible. I think it gets a bit overlooked. They are human beings at the end of the day and it was always going to come to an end at some stage.

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RM - Sometimes you have to say that was it, that was glorious and lets move on.

NL - Absolutely, it’s the whole evolution of clubs.

RM - And you’re ready to rock…

NL - Rob, I’m not going to answer any more questions

RM - …with the rebuild.

NL - I’ve already answered that.

Lennon then walked away from the mic.