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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Brown And Ntcham To Start | 4-2-3-1 Celtic Predicted Lineup Vs Hibernian

Celtic will travel to Easter Road to take on Hibernian FC to consolidate their place on the top of the Premiership table...

Hibs boss Neil Lennon supports Leigh Griffiths and recounts own issues

Neil Lennon has offered sympathy and words of encouragement for Leigh Griffiths after it emerged this week that the Celtic and Scotland player has been given time off to deal with personal issues...

Daily Mail · Dec 14

Celtic fans show off banner in tribute to striker Leigh Griffiths as Neil Lennon lends his support

Neil Lennon has assured Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths that he will feel better soon if he talks about his issues and follows professional advice after it emerged he is taking some time away from football...

Daily Mail · Dec 14
The Scotsman · Dec 14

Hibs boss Neil Lennon offers support to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Neil Lennon has assured Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths that he will feel better soon if he talks about his issues and follows professional advice...

The Scotsman · Dec 14

Hibs boss Neil Lennon offers support to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Neil Lennon has assured Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths that he will feel better soon if he talks about his issues and follows professional advice...

Sky Sports · Dec 14

Lennon offers Griffiths support

Neil Lennon has offered his support to Leigh Griffiths and advised him to seek professional help after the Celtic striker announced he was taking a break from football due to off-field issues...

Sky Sports · Dec 14
Daily Record · Dec 14

Neil Lennon offers to help Leigh Griffiths as Celtic striker continues his fight

Hibs boss admitted to his own battles with depression and has told the 28-year-old he’s there for him...

Daily Record · Dec 14
BBC · Dec 14

Leigh Griffiths: Neil Lennon says Celtic striker will ‘come through’ personal issues

Neil Lennon says Leigh Griffiths will benefit from speaking about the mental issues that have led the Celtic striker to take time out of football...

BBC · Dec 14
The Scotsman · Dec 12

Neil Lennon: Hibs have to be at their ‘very best’ to get result against Celtic

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon admits his team will have to be at their “very best” to get a result against a “formidable” Celtic in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash at Easter Road...

The Scotsman · Dec 12

Neil Lennon: Hibs have to be at their ‘very best’ to get result against Celtic

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon admits his team will have to be at their “very best” to get a result against a “formidable” Celtic in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash at Easter Road...

The Scotsman · Dec 12

Hibs boss Neil Lennon: Celtic can destroy any team on their day

Hibs boss Neil Lennon reckons last weekend’s 5-1 mauling over Kilmarnock shows Celtic can rip apart any opponent in the Ladbrokes Premiership on their day...

The Scotsman · Dec 12

Hibs boss Neil Lennon: Celtic can destroy any team on their day

Hibs boss Neil Lennon reckons last weekend’s 5-1 mauling over Kilmarnock shows Celtic can rip apart any opponent in the Ladbrokes Premiership on their day...

Neil Lennon confirms key Hibs trio are huge doubts for Celtic clash

Neil Lennon has confirmed that David Gray, Marvin Bartley and Paul Hanlon are set to remain on the sidelines for Hibs’ showdown with Celtic on Sunday...

Lenny Praises ‘Fantastic’ Rodgers

NEIL LENNON has hailed the “fantastic” job Brendan Rodgers has done at Celtic since taking over in May 2016...

The Scotsman · Dec 7

Rumour Mill: Celtic star condemns racist abuse | Hibs ‘could lose Lennon’ | Aberdeen ace ‘wanted revenge’ on Lafferty

Scott Sinclair has condemned racist abuse during Betfred Cup final, Ryan Porteous says the Hibs squad are determined not to chase Neil Lennon away, and Scott McKenna was happy Kyle Lafferty wasn’t sent off on Wednesday as he wanted revenge...

The Scotsman · Dec 7
The Scotsman · Dec 3

Scott Brown overtakes Neil Lennon in list of Celtic’s most trophy-laden players

Scott Brown has overtaken Neil Lennon’s trophy haul at Celtic after winning his 17th major honour with the Hoops...

The Scotsman · Dec 3

Broony Eclipses Lenny

SKIPPER supreme Scott Brown had an extra special reason for celebrating Celtic’s 1-0 Betfred League Cup success over Aberdeen yesterday.

The Derk Boerrigter Transfer Twist – New Info Emerges

According to Sports Witness, Dutch winger Anco Jansen was on the brink of signing for Celtic back in 2013 – only for the deal to collapse last minute...

Neil Lennon Trolls Gers Fans With Charity T-Shirt

NEIL LENNON has turned up to Paul Hanlon’s Charity darts event and he had a little surprise for everyone who attended.

SPFL TV · Dec 1

Kilmarnock 3-0 Hibernian | Kilmarnock Move Within a Point! | Ladbrokes Premiership

Kilmarnock managed to put 3 past Neil Lennon’s Hibs despite the floodlights best efforts! LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP CONTENT AVAILABILITY INFORMATION – GOALS FROM SATURDAY’S MATCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE UK & IRELAND FROM 6PM ON SUNDAY.

SPFL TV · Dec 1
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