Neil Lennon

Read all the news about Celtic hero Neil Lennon. Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan on 25 June 1971. Today is Neil Lennon's birthday! (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 slap West Brom silly with short damning statement

It took less than a day, but Celtic have issued a statement slapping down West Brom’s Technical Director Luke Dowling’s comments about the way Oliver Burke was treated by Neil Lennon and the Scottish champions.Dowling claimed: “He for Celtic totalling 662 minutes on the pitch – scoring four goals in three of those games.When Rodgers sneaked out the back door for the Leicester City job, Lennon came in, steadied the ship and helped Celtic to their eighth title in a row and a historic treble treble with vi...

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CELTIC have issued a stinging statement in response to “ridiculous and completely inaccurate” comments from West Brom’s Luke Dowling regarding the club’s handling of Oliver Burke.

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Celtic have issued a strong statement in response to comments by West Brom technical director Luke Dowling.

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West Brom slam Celtic boss Neil Lennon over mistreated 22-year-old

West Brom chief has hit out at Celtic boss Neil Lennon over his treatment of an on-loan Scottish international...

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Celtic defend Lennon following West Brom criticism of his treatment of Burke

Celtic have leapt to Neil Lennon’s defence after the Parkhead boss was criticised by West Brom over his treatment of Oliver Burke...

Celtic boss hopes starlet can follow in footsteps of England legend

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has disclosed that he will have no qualms about throwing Karamoko Dembele into the Hoops first-team next season.

‘Ridiculous’, ‘Inaccurate’ – Celtic Hit Back at English Club Over Classless Comments

CELTIC have felt compelled to make a statement regarding the treatment of Oliver Burke after West Brom technical director Luke Dowling was quoted in the press calling Celtic and Neil Lennon our for mistreating the loan player...

Club figure launches scathing attack on Celtic

West Brom technical director Luke Dowling has hit out at Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s treatment of Oliver Burke during his loan spell at the club last season...

Boss Reveals Dembele Plans

NEIL LENNON is ready to unleash the tantalising talents of 16-year-old Karamoko Dembele on opponents in the new season.

Celtic isn’t a feeder club for the dregs of West Brom

Another day and another negative article hits the newswires about Celtic, this time it isn’t a Daily Record journalist creating fake quotes but West Brom’s Technical Director criticising Neil Lennon over his treatment of Oliver Burke – while on loan at Celtic.The 22-year-old was one of Brendan Rodgers’ last signings as Celtic manager when he made the move north of the border on loan during the January transfer window, along with PSG’s Timothy Weah...

Johnston Told of Demands

MIKEY JOHNSTON has been made aware of Neil Lennon’s demands with the new season’s kick-off only a fortnight away.

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