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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The Celtic Bhoys · 56m Hot!

Neil Lennon confirms news Celtic fans were afraid of

Report: English talent back on Celtic’s transfer radar after setback over 32-year-old

The Sun · 3h

Celtic and Southampton agree deal for Fraser Forster – but Neil Lennon says ball is in goalkeeper’s court as talks stall

Celtic FC · 4h

Manager: We can handle pressure of this momentous season

Lennon Handles Quick-Fire Target Question Professionally

Scotzine · 7h

Lennon Chases ‘Monumental’ 10 in a Row; the SPFL Fixtures in Full

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hopes fans can return to Parkhead in time for first Rangers clash

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hopes fans can return to Parkhead in time for first Rangers clash

Neil Lennon Responds to Joe Hart to Celtic Speculation

Celtic FC · 8h

Neil Lennon: Bhoys are more excited than ever to start new season

Fraser Forster update as Neil Lennon says ‘keeper ‘went quiet’ over Celtic move

Lennon Confirms Forster Breakdown And Other Targets In Sight

Forster Update: ‘We’re Looking at a Number of Options,’ Lenny

67HailHail · 10h

Neil Lennon discusses transfer hunt for ‘another exceptional number one’ but still wants Forster

Fraser Forster to Celtic? Neil Lennon provides transfer update on pursuit of England goalkeeper

Fraser Forster to Celtic? Neil Lennon provides transfer update on pursuit of England goalkeeper

Celtic’s Forster Frustration revealed – “There was a deal agreed between both the clubs, it’s gone quiet from the player’s side” Neil Lennon

Scottish Premiership fixtures: Celtic start title defence at home to Hamilton

Neil Lennon Provides Fraser Forster Transfer Update

Celtic’s 10 in a Row Bid Kicks Off Against Accies

Daily Mail · 11h

Celtic look to defend title against Hamilton as new Scottish top-flight fixtures are revealed

VideoCelts · 11h

SPFL fixtures hand Celtic gentle start with October 2 for first Top Six away day day

Celtic fixtures for 2020-21 season in full

Sources: Celtic given encouragement in bid to sign striker as £5m price tag tumbles

Celtic weekly transfer round-up: Forster, Barkas, Gordon, and more… · Jul 5

Celtic’s Goalkeeping Alternatives to Fraser Forster – Ranked

Hoops in Croatian Link

Video: A Fan’s Song For Neil Lennon

HITC · Jul 5

Celtic and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers reportedly competing for £2m holding midfielder

Lewis Laird · Jul 5

Could Stephen Welsh be the long-term future of the Celtic defence?

‘In my opinion…’ – Exclusive: Bruce reacts to huge Celtic transfer news

Neil Lennon Eyes Defender Deal – Reports

Glasgow Live · Jul 4

Neil Lennon’s best and worst case Celtic transfer scenarios

Soccerlens · Jul 4

‘It’s not looking likely’ – Chris Sutton gives his verdict on Celtic’s chances of signing 32-yr-old

VideoCelts · Jul 4

‘I honestly don’t think this is finished’ ‘I Still think he’ll be at Celtic Park’ Fans respond to gloomy Sutton verdict

Chris Sutton Makes Big Fraser Forster Transfer Claim

Scotzine · Jul 4

Ex-Celt Supports Gerrard

Patryk Klimala makes 10-in-a-row pledge

Read Celtic · Jul 4

Celtic make official enquiry about international star and are told that he is for sale at the right price

The Boot Room · Jul 4

‘I feel quick, strong and ready’: 6ft Celtic gem who wowed CalMac looks ahead to new season

The Boot Room · Jul 4

‘Would be a big, big signing’: Some Celtic fans react to links with ‘fantastic’ 6ft 5in ace, £5m reported price tag

Celtic linked with Benfica defender

Daily Record · Jul 4

If Fraser Forster snubs Celtic it will be slap in face for Lennon – Chris Sutton

The Boot Room · Jul 3

Report: Celtic quoted £5m for ‘fantastic’ 6ft 5in keeper, Bielsa also keen

Celtic Soul · Jul 3

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 11 Jim McCalliog

‘Lenny won’t like that’ – Exclusive: McAvennie suggests Celtic will pull out of signing PL 26yo

Celtic set to rival Everton and launch bid to sign Championship striker

The £90,000 a week Forster problem and the emerging £5k Vasilios Barkas solution

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