Neil Lennon

Read all the news about Celtic hero Neil Lennon. Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan on 25 June 1971 (age 47). 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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Daily Record · Aug 14

Neil Lennon on Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic future, John McGinn saga and the ‘sexier’ Premiership

Hibs boss insists the gap is closing on Celtic at the top with his own side, Rangers, Aberdeen and Hearts all strengthening...

Daily Record · Aug 14
Celts Are Here · Aug 12

Hibs Want Parkhead Outcast – But Will Celtic Sell!?

NEIL LENNON will try to convince Celtic to sell Scott Allan to the Easter Road club after their tumultuous recent history with the John McGinn saga.

Celts Are Here · Aug 12
TEAMtalk · Aug 8

Hibs confirm Celtic have matched Aston Villa’s bid for John McGinn

Aston Villa are in pole position to sign John McGinn despite a rival bid from Celtic, according to Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon...

TEAMtalk · Aug 8
Sky Sports · Aug 8

‘Villa favourites to sign McGinn’

Aston Villa are in the “driving position” to sign John McGinn despite renewed interest from Celtic, according to Neil Lennon...

Sky Sports · Aug 8
Scotzine · Aug 8

‘Villa Favourites for Mcginn,’ Lennon

HIBS boss Neil Lennon reckons Aston Villa are in pole position to sign Celtic target John McGinn.

Scotzine · Aug 8

Mcginn: ‘Hoops May Be Too Late,’ Lennon

NEIL LENNON reckons Celtic could miss out on John McGinn, despite their renewed interest in the Scotland midfielder.

Celtic target John McGinn having medical with Aston Villa

Despite Celtic matching Aston Villa’s fee for John McGinn, Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon has said that the Birmingham side are in pole position to sign the midfielder.With McGinn in the final year of his contract at Easter Road, Hibernian had said that they were not willing to sell the Scotland international on the cheap and rejected three bids from Celtic after they reportedly fell short of Hibernian’s valuation of the player...

Inside Futbol · Aug 8

Aston Villa In Pole – Neil Lennon Dashes Celtic’s John McGinn Hopes

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has claimed that Celtic target John McGinn is closing in on a move to Aston Villa this summer...

Inside Futbol · Aug 8

Aston Villa closing in on impressive transfer, medical taking place

Aston Villa are set to sign John McGinn with the Hibs midfielder having a medical ahead of a move to the West Midlands outfit.

Hibs ‘agree fee with Aston Villa’ for John McGinn

Aston Villa are in pole position to sign John McGinn despite renewed interest from Celtic, according to Hibs head coach Neil Lennon, who says the two clubs have agreed a fee for the Scotland international...

Could Emilio Izaguirre be set for shock return to Celtic?

It is being reported that Celtic are lining up a shock move to bring Emilio Izaguirre back to Celtic Park, as cover for Kieran Tierney.The Honduran full back cut his spell at Saudi club Al-Fayha short after his family failed to settle in the country...

Mcginn: Lennon ‘Amazed’ As Deadline Looms

NEIL LENNON admits he will be “amazed” if an English club does not come in for Celtic target John McGinn this week.

Celtic Favourites to Land Rodgers Top Target

Neil Lennon has confirmed there have been NO bids for John McGinn outwith the three Celtic have lodged for the midfielder...

VideoCelts · Aug 4

Transfer of Celtic target is inevitable

Reflecting on the dilemma yesterday Neil Lennon told The Sun: “It’s inevitable that John’s progress may be elsewhere, but whether it’s in the next few weeks or 12 months remains to be seen...

VideoCelts · Aug 4
The Scotsman · Aug 3

Rumour Mill: Osijek boss swears at Rangers fans | Celtic receive Champions League blow | Jamie Maclaren update

Osijek manager Zoran Zekic was seen swearing at Rangers fans in the aftermath of his side’s defeat at Ibrox, Celtic will be without Moussa Dembele for their next Champions League tie, and Neil Lennon gives an update on Jamie Maclaren...

The Scotsman · Aug 3

Rumour Mill: Osijek boss swears at Rangers fans | Celtic receive Champions League blow | Jamie Maclaren update

Osijek manager Zoran Zekic was seen swearing at Rangers fans in the aftermath of his side’s defeat at Ibrox, Celtic will be without Moussa Dembele for their next Champions League tie, and Neil Lennon gives an update on Jamie Maclaren...

Read Celtic · Jul 26

Celtic target told deal may be off

Neil Lennon has told John McGinn that a move to Celtic could potentially be off the cards, with the former Hoops boss backing his club’s hardline stance on selling the midfielder...

Read Celtic · Jul 26
Scotzine · Jul 26

Lennon Warns Mcginn

NEIL LENNON has warned John McGinn a switch to Celtic before the end of next month’s transfer deadline might not happen.

Scotzine · Jul 26

‘Mcginn Dream Move Might Never Happen’

NEIL LENNON has told told John McGinn his dream move to Celtic “might never happen”.

Scotzine · Aug 3

Lennon Hails Hero Bogdan

NEIL LENNON hailed new Hibs keeper Adam Bogdan as “world class” after the 1-1 draw with Greek outfit Asteras Tripolis last night.

Scotzine · Aug 3
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