Neil Lennon

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

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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 outcast reveals interesting first-team promise made by Neil Lennon

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Celtic outcast provides positive update – touches on Neil Lennon talks

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CHRIS SUTTON used his Record Sport column to whip up a ‘Dilemma’ in the Celtic camp ahead of the League Cup Final.

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon makes huge claim about Rangers

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has made a huge claim about Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side as the title race for the Scottish Premiership heats up between the two teams.

Celtic Summer Signing ‘Happy’ Despite Lack of Action

Marian Shved has insisted that he is glad that he made the switch from his native Ukraine with Karpaty Lviv to the Scottish Champions despite his lack of action for Celtic so far...

Neil Lennon Challenges Celtic’s £7.2m Man

NEIL LENNON has praised his most expensive Celtic signing Christopher Jullien as the player continues to develop in a Celtic jersey.

Celtic legend makes morale-boosting statement – 2014 repeat unlikely

When Neil Lennon made his Celtic departure in the summer of 2014, it sent shockwaves through the Hoops support.

Out of Contract – Celtic Cult Hero Set for Scottish Football Return

It feels like a long time since the song ‘Efe Ambrose Ballon D’or’ has been chanted by the Celtic support but it was only in 2017 when the Nigerian defender cut ties with the club and moved to Hibernian...

Marian Shved Opens Up About Celtic Move – What Neil Lennon told Him

MARIAN SHVED has broken his silence on his time at Celtic thus far and vitally maintains he’s delighted to be in Scotland and is working hard to get into the side...

Marian Shved defends Celtic switch and reveals why he hasn’t had much game time

The Ukraine star has played just 35 minutes under Neil Lennon but he isn’t worried about where his career is going...


CELTIC boss Neil Lennon has detected a flaw in £7million man Christopher Jullien’s performances...

‘It’s Not About Money and Medals’: Lenny Opens Up on Managing Celtic

NEIL LENNON admitted being Celtic manager is not all about “money or medals” – but pride and passion in being in charge of a special club.

Neil Lennon admits Rangers’ return to challenge Celtic is the fire that fuels his relentless trophy hunt

The Parkhead boss is enjoying his second stint in the job and reveals the circumstances that drove his departure the first time around...

No regrets, but Lenny is here for ten in a row and the rest

If someone told you this time last year that Neil Lennon would currently be back in charge of Celtic you wouldn’t believe them.

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Neil Lennon waxes lyrical about “very special” players following Celtic achievement

Neil Lennon believes that his current Celtic team are successfully magnifying the club’s brand and reputation in Europe, hailing their resilience in the process.

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