Neil Lennon

Read all the news about Celtic hero Neil Lennon. Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan on 25 June 1971 (age 48). Follow @neil_lennon44 on Twitter.

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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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Celtic v Nomme Kalju | Starting XI Prediction

Paul tries to predict the starting XI Neil Lennon will go with on Wednesday night against Nomme Kalju in the 2nd round of Champions League Qualifying...

Celtic are set for another European first

Celtic’s potential Champions League rivals represent yet more history for the Hoops.

67HailHail · 11h

“That fills me with pride” – Celtic leave impression on South American

Reported Celtic target Jose Cifuentes has broken the silence on the speculation linking him with a move to Glasgow.

67HailHail · 11h
Scotzine · 14h

Scots Learn Euro Fates

CELTIC are heading for Israel or Romania in the third qualifying round of the Champions League – if they beat Estonians Nomme Kalju at the second hurdle.

Scotzine · 14h

CELTIC TARGET: CLUB REJECT £2.2m BID

CELTIC target Romaine Sawyers has been the subject of a failed £2.2million bid from West Brom.

Celtic Pull the Plug on Potential Controversial Transfer

CELTIC have reportedly pulled the plug on Danny Simpson coming in to speak to the club it has emerged...

Hoops Could Head for Israel Or Romania

CELTIC are heading for Israel or Romania in the third qualifying round of the Champions League – if, of course, they take care of Estonians Nomme Kalju at the second hurdle.

Celtic drawn against Maccabi Tel-Aviv or CFR Cluj in third qualifying round for Champions League

Neil Lennon’s side will face off against either the Romanian or Israeli side should they defeat Estonian outfit Nõmme Kalju as expected in the second qualifying phase...

Daily Record · Jul 22

Champions League draw LIVE as Celtic go in the hat for third qualifying round

Neil Lennon and his players will discover their fate in Nyon as they look to take another step towards the lucrative group stage...

Daily Record · Jul 22
Read Celtic · Jul 22

Midfielder confirms Celtic interest ahead of possible summer switch

America De Quito midfielder Jose Cifuentes has confirmed that Celtic are interested in his services this summer.

Read Celtic · Jul 22
HITC · Jul 22

‘Big club’: Reported £2.5m target admits he is flattered by Celtic’s interest

Neil Lennon’s Celtic reportedly want to bring Ecuador’s U20 World Cup star Jose Cifuentes to the Scottish Premiership...

HITC · Jul 22
67HailHail · Jul 22

Former hero gives Celtic an interesting insight

Former Celtic man Beram Kayal has backed his international teammate Hatem Abd Elhamed to be a success in the Hoops.

67HailHail · Jul 22
Caught Offside · Jul 22

Former Celtic captain makes surprise claim about new signing

Celtic look set to finally sign some right-back cover this week, with the news that Hatem Abd Elhamed is set for a medical.

Caught Offside · Jul 22
67HailHail · Jul 22

Celtic received some surprising help in Hatem Abd Elhamed deal

Former Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has helped sway Hatem Abd Elhamed’s decision to come to Celtic.

67HailHail · Jul 22
Celts Are Here · Jul 22

Neil Lennon Names One of the Most Influential Celts of Last 20 Years

NEIL LENNON has been gushing about one Celtic star he’s had the privilege to manage not once but twice during his career in the dugout...

Celts Are Here · Jul 22

Celtic Set To Adapt A Different Strategy Under Lennon: Rodgers’ Strategy Ideally Suited Them More

It was a tough test for Neil Lennon to continue from where Brendan Rodgers left off prior to his sudden move to Leicester City midway through the previous term.

67HailHail · Jul 21

‘Plastic fans’ – Supporters respond to Celtic pundit who stood up for Lennon

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton used his weekly Daily Record column on Saturday to take aim at fans who have an issue with Neil Lennon’s performance as manager...

67HailHail · Jul 21
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