Neil Lennon

Read all the news about Celtic hero Neil Lennon. Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan on 25 June 1971 (age 48).

Neil Lennon Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

After Martin O’Neill became the new manager of Celtic in June 2000, he made several attempts to sign Lennon. Finally after months of protracted negotiations with Leicester City, on 6 December 2000 Lennon joined the club he supported as boy for a fee of £5.75 million. That season saw Lennon pick-up three winner’s medals as Celtic swept to a domestic treble, winning the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. The next four seasons at Celtic saw Lennon win a further two league championships and two Scottish Cups. He was also an integral part of the Celtic side that reached the UEFA Cup Final in 2003, losing 2-3 to Porto after extra time.

When Gordon Strachan took over from Martin O’Neill as Celtic manager in the summer of 2005, he made Lennon Celtic captain. In January 2006 when his former club Leicester City sacked Craig Levein, Lennon was linked with a return to the Midlands side in a player-manager role. He went on record saying he was flattered but wanted to captain Celtic to the Scottish Premier League title. Lennon picked up his fourth League Championship medal that season on 5 April 2006 when Celtic defeated Hearts 1-0 at Parkhead.

Although he was also linked with a move to Crystal Palace in a player-manager role in the summer of 2006, on 23 June 2006, Celtic announced he had signed a new one-year contract. Sunderland manager Roy Keane made an attempt to sign Lennon prior to the closure of the August 2006 transfer window, but his approach for the player was rejected by Celtic. On 25 April 2007, Lennon announced he would be leaving Celtic, and in his last game for the club on 26 May 2007, he captained the team to victory in the Scottish Cup Final against Dunfermline Athletic. Celtic’s 1–0 win clinched the League and Cup Double.

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When Celtic captain Neil Lennon sat in Barry Ferguson’s favourite seat and drank from his favourite cup

Legendary Rangers captain bares his soul again on the Fergie Tie Podcast as he hits out at the abusers and trolls who shame society...

When will 15 goal attacker’s Celtic career finally get going?

In a recent injury update ahead of Celtic’s game against Rennes, Neil Lennon revealed to Celtic TV as cited by the BBC that Marian Shved would miss the game with an ankle sprain.

Potential Consequences: If Victor Wanyama were to join Celtic – Opinion

This article forms part of our Transfer Scenario feature, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at a recent transfer story and suggests what the potential consequences would be, should a deal be completed...

Soccerlens · 17h

‘We’ll have to wait and see’: Lennon confirms Celtic interest in 28-year-old int’l

originally posted on Sportslens.com During the summer transfer window, Celtic was linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Soccerlens · 17h
67HailHail · Sep 16

£13m man is the perfect upgrade on Celtic star if Lennon and club can deliver him

Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s admission that the club were interested in Victor Wanyama during the summer transfer window came as something of a surprise.

67HailHail · Sep 16
Read Celtic · Sep 16

‘Not good enough for Celtic,’ ‘Lad needs a break’ – These fans call for Celtic star to be dropped against Rennes

Many Celtic supporters have called for Neil Lennon to drop Callum McGregor for the Hoops’ crucial Europa League group stage opener against Rennes.

Read Celtic · Sep 16

Neil Lennon gives injury update on five Celtic stars

Celtic have faced an injury crisis lately with a number of their top stars spending time on the sidelines lately.

67HailHail · Sep 16

Lennon’s Monday update is bad news for Celtic

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed Jozo Simunovic will require surgery to help sort a knee problem that has kept him out of recent matches, speaking to Celtic TV.

67HailHail · Sep 16

Celtic FC Confirms Star will Undergo Surgery on Knee

A nagging knee injury to Jozo Simunovic has kept the defender off of the pitch for much of the young season.

Celts Are Here · Sep 16

Celtic Count Cost of Ibrox Victory

Neil Lennon has confirmed both Nir Bitton and Mikey Johnston will not be due back in the squad until late in September after both sustained injuries during Celtic’s victory at Ibrox...

Celts Are Here · Sep 16
Celts Are Here · Sep 16

Neil Lennon Confirms Celtic Star to Undergo Surgery

The status of Jozo Simunovic has become more clear this evening with the player being booked in for knee surgery the Celtic manager has confirmed.

Celts Are Here · Sep 16
Celts Are Here · Sep 16

Watch: The Bizarre Rennes Goal Which Cost Celtic

As Celtic get set to take on Rennes in France we HAD to go back to the last time Neil Lennon and his men took on the French side...

Celts Are Here · Sep 16
TEAMtalk · Sep 16

Lennon reveals Celtic move for out of favour Tottenham star

Neil Lennon has admitted that Celtic could make a move for an out of favour Tottenham midfielder in the January transfer window...

TEAMtalk · Sep 16
HITC · Sep 16

‘I am capable’: Celtic player’s comments give Lennon plenty to think about

Hatem Abd Elhamed has been largely a right-back since he joined Neil Lennon’s Scottish Premiership champions Celtic for £1.8m...

HITC · Sep 16
EatSleepSport · Sep 16

Lennon confirms Celtic’s interest in Tottenham ace Wanyama

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed he wanted to sign Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama in the summer...

EatSleepSport · Sep 16
67HailHail · Sep 16

Celtic’s weekend clash ruined by key factor – change is needed

Let’s face it – Celtic’s Premiership clash against Hamilton wasn’t much of a spectacle.

67HailHail · Sep 16
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