Neil Lennon

Celtic hero 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.

Former player’s pop-shot at Neil Lennon shows how far he’s come with Celtic

Former Bolton Wanderers defender David Wheater took a pop-shot at Neil Lennon on social media earlier this week, and his comment perhaps shows just how far Lenny has developed as a manager...

HITC · 12h

Charlie Adam suggests Steven Gerrard’s Rangers can beat Celtic to title

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers are trailing Neil Lennon’s Celtic by 13 points...

Celtic boss Neil Lennon wins Supporters’ Manager of the Year award

Lennon’s achievements in 2019 have been recognised by the fans...

Chris Sutton makes bold prediction about Rangers’ future

Chris Sutton has made a bold prediction about the Rangers after Neil Lennon admitted that Celtic could be forced to make pay cuts in the near future.

Former Celtic Striker Reveals Deila Fall Out Ended Parkhead Career

CELTIC and Anthony Stokes have a long history, from the player rejecting to come in under Gordon Strachan to finally getting the move he craved under Neil Lennon and then it all falling apart when Ronny Deila came on the scene...

‘Tis the Season

Isn’t it weird the way the papers are going on about the financial problems that Scottish football teams are going to be facing soon, and yet when it comes to one particular club, everything is coming up roses?

HITC · Apr 1

‘Ended their interest’: £6m man explains why he didn’t join Celtic

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic held talks with Andraz Sporar before he joined Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, Neil Lennon admitted...

The Boot Room · Apr 1

Manager wants new contract for 19-assist star amid reported interest from Tottenham, Arsenal and Bruce

Neil Lennon has told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club that he hopes to tie Celtic star Odsonne Edouard down to an extended contract, as per reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Newcastle United...

Daily Record · Apr 1

Celtic’s £30m savings could make slashed wages difficult to swallow – Hotline

Gordon Parks takes your calls as callers reflect on Neil Lennon’s claim that Celtic could make a move on player wages...

VideoCelts · Apr 1

The £2m Celtic signing that made a huge impression on Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk has revealed that Stefan Johansen was the best player that he lined up alongside during his two seasons at Celtic.

Lennon Reveals Ideal Edouard Scenario

Neil Lennon would be happy to hand Odsonne Edouard a 1 year extension on his current Celtic contract and ideally start off the summer on a major positive...

Read Celtic · Mar 31

Celtic’s summer would get off to the perfect start if Lennon’s ideal contract scenario pans out

Neil Lennon has revealed he would agree a one-year contract extension with Odsonne Edouard in an ideal world, and the Hoops’ summer would get off to the perfect start if that does happen...

UEFA fine Celtic again, send warning to Neil Lennon

Celtic have once again been fined by UEFA due to the late kickoff in Copenhagen.

Read Celtic · Mar 31

“Brilliant” – Lennon’s answer to Rangers question has gone down very well with these Celtic fans

A number of Celtic fans appear to have thoroughly enjoyed hearing Neil Lennon’s response to Chris Sutton’s question about how he would react to the season ending now, if Rangers were in the Hoops’ current position...

67HailHail · Mar 31

Celtic On This Day: Derby glory helped case for Neil Lennon appointment

Continue reading “Celtic On This Day: Derby glory helped case for Neil Lennon appointment” on 67HailHail.

Neil Lennon drops bombshell update about Celtic’s future

Neil Lennon has dropped a bombshell regarding Celtic’s future if the football season remains suspended for an extended period of time due to the coronavirus...

Read Celtic · Mar 31

Lennon should put his faith in 2019 summer signing next season after former teammate’s glowing review

Neil Lennon should put his faith in Greg Taylor for the 2020/21 season following praise from his former Kilmarnock teammate Alex Bruce.

Celtic boss provides Odsonne Edouard contract update

Neil Lennon has provided an update regarding Odsonne Edouard’s contract situation at Celtic.

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

UEFA in Petty Celtic Kit Warning

Celtic were fined €15k by UEFA early on Tuesday for failing to kick-off their Copenhagen tie on time during their Europa League last 32 tie.

Daily Record · Mar 31

Celtic react to fussy UEFA rap as Neil Lennon cops Copenhagen citation

The Parkhead men were slapped with a £13,300 sanction for kicking off a few minutes late in their Europa League last 32 clash in Copenhagen...

Lennon Makes Celtic Lennoxtown Confirmation

Celtic have opened their training ground for small sessions as confirmed by Neil Lennon, the club are doing what they can for a few players at a time while the world is in lockdown...

UEFA Fine Celtic, Censor Lenny

CELTIC have been hit with a £13,327 fine by UEFA after being found responsible for the late kick-off in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against FC Copenhagen in Denmark last month.

Read Celtic · Mar 31

Neil Lennon’s Lennoxtown revelation shows how well Celtic are managing the current situation

Neil Lennon has revealed Lennoxtown is back open but only for small sessions for one or two players at a time, and that decision shows how the club are helping players through this isolation period...

Inside Futbol · Mar 31

Sooner Rather Than Later – Celtic Boss Wants Decision Made On Season

Celtic manager Neil Lennon wants a decision over the season being completed or not soon...

Talking Baws · Mar 31

Neil Lennon Confirms Plan to Extend Odsonne Edouard’s Celtic Contract

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed he hopes to extend Odsonne Edouard’s contract at the Parkhead club...

The Celtic Star · Mar 31

Cut-backs and Contingency Planning Needed Now at Celtic

Neil Lennon’s chat with Chris Sutton on BBC 5Live yesterday has resulted in a few headlines around how Celtic may be forced to make some tough financial decisions if the current Covid-19 shutdown continues...

HITC · Mar 31

‘Bright future’: Manager claims Celtic and Rangers want to sign £1.5m ace

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers and Celtic are reportedly battling for Gillingham’s Jack Tucker – will Steven Gerrard or Neil Lennon win the race?

Read Celtic · Mar 31

Lennon reveals the heartwarming gesture some players are making to help Hoops teammate struggling with isolation period

Neil Lennon has revealed that some of his players are making an effort to help Marian Shved through this isolation period...

Daily Record · Mar 31

Celtic hit with new UEFA fine as governing body fire warning to Neil Lennon

The Hoops have been fined more than £13k for their part in the late kick-off against Copenhagen...

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

UEFA Slap Celtic with a €15k Fine – Neil Lennon Censured

CELTIC have been slapped with a €15k fine and Neil Lennon has apparently been censured by UEFA after the double header against Copenhagen.

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

Frozen Out Celt Stuck in Glasgow – Teammates Rally Round

Neil Lennon has revealed Marian Shved is having to go it alone in Scotland right now with his wife back in Ukraine.

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

Neil Lennon Won’t Take Any Credit For Deadly Duo

While the world brought in a new year with god knows what kind of resolutions and promises, Neil Lennon was plotting a deadly Celtic attack for 2020.

Herald Scotland · Mar 31

Celtic players could take wage cuts to help Hoops financially during coronavirus crisis, says Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon has revealed his Celtic squad could be forced to take wage cuts to save the Hoops financially during the coronavirus shutdown...

Evening Times · Mar 31

Celtic players could take wage cuts to help Hoops financially during coronavirus crisis, says Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon has revealed his Celtic squad could be forced to take wage cuts to save the Hoops financially during the coronavirus shutdown...

VideoCelts · Mar 31

Neil Lennon reveals staged return to Lennoxtown

Continue reading “Neil Lennon reveals staged return to Lennoxtown” on VideoCelts.

Wage cuts a possibility at Celtic – Neil Lennon

Scottish football is facing an unprecedented situation with the coronavirus pandemic shutting football down and plunging the game into crisis...

BBC · Mar 31

Celtic: Neil Lennon says wage cuts possible to cope with coronavirus impact

Manager Neil Lennon says wage cuts are a possibility at Celtic amid the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

Glasgow Live · Mar 31

Celtic boss Neil Lennon on Rangers, title race and potential wage cuts

Lennon says the club are ‘financially robust’ but acknowledges the difficult circumstances...

Scotzine · Mar 31

Celtic’s Title? Ibrox Icon Insists Gers Will ‘Have to Accept It’

RANGERS legend Barry Ferguson insists his old club will just have to accept Celtic being awarded the title this season.

Daily Record · Mar 31

Neil Lennon delivers killer Rangers title one-liner

The Celtic boss flashed his winning mentality during a debate with his old Hoops pal...

Indy Celts · Mar 31

Lennon says No Football for 13 weeks, players back at Lennox answers if Eddie will sign on for 10IAR

Neil Lennon has spoken to BBC Five Live about 3 of the hottest topics for Celtic fans, the return of Football, possible cuts to wages and staff and the hottest topic of all, keeping Edouard in Hoops for what we presume will be a shot at the 10 in a row...

The Celtic Star · Mar 31

Video: On This Day, Beautiful Sunday as Celtic Go Thirteen Clear

ON THIS DAY in 2019, Celtic beat the Rangers 2-1 at Celtic Park to open up a huge 13 point gap over Steven Gerrard’s the Rangers.

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

Edouard’s Celtic Contract – Neil Lennon Speaks Out

NEIL LENNON has spoken out about the potential of Odsonne Edouard leaving the club this summer but also the potential of the Frenchman signing a new deal.

Lenny Reveals Edouard Plans

NEIL LENNON has sent a timely reminder to envious clubs being linked with Celtic talisman Odsonne Edouard.

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

Eight Celtic Players Report to Lennoxtown – Lennon Confirms

NEIL LENNON has confirmed that some of his players are back at Lennoxtown and training by themselves during the shutdown.

The Celtic Star · Mar 31

‘At Least Another Year’, Lennon’s Positive Edouard Update

Neil Lennon has given Celtic supporters a boost during the Coronavirus by confirming that he intends to use this extra time to deal with Odsonne Edouard’s future.

VideoCelts · Mar 30

Neil Lennon reveals D-Day for Celtic pay cut talks

Yes, we’ll probably have a look at things at the end of April in terms of the club as a whole...

67HailHail · Mar 30

Neil Lennon says Celtic wage cuts are a possibility; Lawwell to review at end of April

Continue reading “Neil Lennon says Celtic wage cuts are a possibility; Lawwell to review at end of April” on 67HailHail.

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