Neil Lennon

Celtic hero Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan on 25 June 1971 (age 49).

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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If Celtic want to replace Neil Lennon as manager they must act now – and show respect to a Parkhead great

If Celtic want to replace Neil Lennon as manager they must act now – and show respect to a Parkhead great

HITC · 3h

‘Cheap shot’: Provan takes sides in Celtic war of words

Celtic striker tells fans not to forget as he issues strong Neil Lennon defence

Celts Are Here · 5h Hot!

Reliable Source Claims Neil Lennon Nearing Celtic Exit

The Celtic Bhoys · 5h Hot!

Reliable source makes Neil Lennon Celtic exit prediction

Exclusive View: English pundit has surprise take on why Lennon really blasted Walker & Hartson

Sky Sports Pundit Rubbishes Major Celtic Rumour

Former Celtic POTY Set to Link Up With Ex-Ibrox Boss

Not happening – Spanish journo shuts down Benitez to Celtic story

Major Reason Behind Celtic’s Horror Season

Pundit View: This may be Real Reason Lennon refuses to quit Celtic – Exclusive

Why this could be Neil Lennon’s last week in charge of Celtic

Rafa Benitez to Celtic: Ex-Rangers star Kris Boyd in brutal social media slam

Hoops legend – “Lennon is damned if does and damned if he doesn’t”

Kenny Dalglish doubles down on Celtic flops criticism in Neil Lennon defence

Rafael Benitez to take over as Celtic boss?

Celtic need young manager not Rafa Benitez to try and stop Rangers

Daily Star · 12h

Benitez’s verdict on Gerrard as a manager as they prepare for O** F*** clash

Soccerlens · 13h

‘Would be a dream’ – Some Celtic fans react after hearing 60-yr-old could replace Lennon

“They don’t talk” – Pundit on Lennon and Lawwell

Benitez ‘Not an Option’

‘They Don’t Talk… B******* To It’ – Exclusive View: Pundit swipes at two Celtic senior men

Remarkably, Celtic support blamed for blowing 10IAR: “They thought it was a foregone conclusion,” Griffiths

Lenny ‘Knows It’s Over,’ Insists Ex-Celt

Daily Star · 14h

Benitez set to become new Celtic manager – and face off against Gerrard

The Sun · 15h

Rafa Benitez set to be named new Celtic boss after quitting £12m-a-year job at Dalian Pro with Neil Lennon on brink

HITC · 15h

Celtic fans hail Rafa Benitez as report claims former Liverpool boss will replace Neil Lennon

‘Fans Quickly Forget,’ Griff Backs Lenny and Lawwell

Rafa Benitez ‘in frame’ for Celtic job to take over from Neil Lennon

HITC · 16h

Conflicting reports emerge about Rafa Benitez replacing Lennon at Celtic soon

The Celtic Star · Jan 24

Sensational report claims Rafa Benitez set to become Celtic manager

Daily Record · Jan 24

Neil Lennon’s alarming Celtic self delusion is uncomfortable to watch

Celts Are Here · Jan 24

Celtic Star Defends Neil Lennon

Daily Mail · Jan 24

Rafa Benitez ‘set to replace Neil Lennon and become Celtic boss’ and battle Gerrard’s Rangers

Evening Times · Jan 24

Read in full: Jack Ross in fiery exchange with BBC reporter after Hibs semi-final loss mirroring Neil Lennon walk-out

Vital Celtic · Jan 23

Hoops striker says players still want Lennon and fans have “short memories”

Celts Are Here · Jan 23

FAO Mr Lawwell and Mr Lennon

The Celtic Star · Jan 23

Jack Ross supports Neil Lennon after BBC reporter questioning

Herald Scotland · Jan 23

Leigh Griffiths defends Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell as striker aims to silence Celtic’s critics

Evening Times · Jan 23

Leigh Griffiths defends Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell as striker aims to silence Celtic’s critics

Daily Record · Jan 23

Bookie suspends betting on Rafa Benitez replacing Neil Lennon at Celtic

Evening Times · Jan 23

Rafa Benitez backed into ODDS-ON favourite to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic after leaving Dalian

VideoCelts · Jan 23

Choreographed- David Low makes Neil Lennon exit prediction

67HailHail · Jan 23

Celtic boss Neil Lennon’s classy phone call to sacked manager

Celtic finally set to cash in on defender away on loan

67HailHail · Jan 23

The ruthless Celtic decision facing Neil Lennon this week

Celts Are Here · Jan 23

Revealed: Neil Lennon’s Potential Celtic Pay-Off

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