Neil Lennon

Celtic hero Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan on 25 June 1971 (age 49).

Neil Lennon · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

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 winger James Forrest excited for reunion with Lyon’s Moussa Dembele

The Boot Room · Jul 11

‘Break my heart’, ‘bring him back’: Some Celtic fans react to update involving former Parkhead star

‘Crazy’: Jullien Hails Hoops Fans

HITC · Jul 10

Some fans react as commentator claims Celtic ‘all over’ one signing

The Celtic Star · Jul 10

‘It’s still Celtic we are up against,’ says Hamilton skipper as Lennon prepares with French Treble

Celtic FC · Jul 10

A Celtic TV un, deux, trois!

Confirmed: Celtic’s French Dates

The Celtic Star · Jul 10

“When the gates do open again, we’re going to have full houses and great atmospheres,” Neil Lennon

Exclusive: Celtic tipped to sign two major players after new link emerges

Glasgow Live · Jul 10

Celtic announce pre-season friendly dates and times as bounce games are approved

Celtic Fanzine · Jul 10

More Tabloid Talk this time Ajer to AC Milan …… Lazy Journalism

Hoops Keeper Plays It Cool

Soro’s Action Replay Target


Glasgow Live · Jul 10

A round-up of the morning Celtic news headlines and transfer stories

The Boot Room · Jul 10

Report: Neil Lennon’s £8m Celtic ‘rock’ targeted in shock transfer swoop

The Sun · Jul 10

Ex-England goalie Joe Hart tipped to be a huge success at Celtic by John Barnes as transfer speculation intensifies

Soccerlens · Jul 10

Lennon masterstroke: Celtic ‘eyeing a move’ for 21-year-old int’l at bargain deal

Sentinelcelts · Jul 10

Neil Francis Lennon

Neil Lennon gives exciting update about new Celtic signings

HITC · Jul 9

‘Cracking player’: Celtic fans purr as 6’2 Hammond signing scores belter in training

Sports Mole · Jul 9

Alan Hutton insists Rangers can deny Celtic tenth title in a row

Exclusive: McAvennie reacts as Celtic plot new bid for ‘Wonderful’ midfielder

Glasgow Live · Jul 9

The 8 Celtic players who must convince Neil Lennon they belong in his plans

Thompson opens up on Lennon fallout and Celtic exit

Celtic Gaffer Heaps Praise On £5.5 Million Signings

Scotzine · Jul 9

Gms Backs Lennon’s History Bhoys

Lenny’s Delight at impressive New Bhoys Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro

Daily Record · Jul 9

5 players who fit the Neil Lennon profile for a Celtic number eight

HITC · Jul 9

Former team-mate claims Celtic man can emulate two all-time Parkhead greats within a year

The Sun · Jul 9

Non-League Harrogate Town snub chance to play Celtic friendly as they concrete on National League play-off push instead

The Sun · Jul 9

Ex-Premier League ace Alan Thompson back talking to Neil Lennon after angry Celtic exit over alleged off-field lifestyle

Lenny Hails ‘Forgotten Bhoys’

The Boot Room · Jul 9

‘Baller’, ‘what a man’: Some Celtic fans erupt over player’s ‘spectacular’ training-ground moment

The Sun · Jul 9

Ex-Celtic ace Liam Morrison lands Bayern Munich promotion after just one season under former Man City star Demichelis

Empty Promises? Lenny Plans Ahead

Chris Sutton Has Had Enough of ‘Excuses’ – Tears Into Celtic’s Rivals

67HailHail · Jul 8

Report: Neil Lennon still interested in Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull

‘Celtic fans don’t want him’ – Exclusive: McAvennie reacts to big Athletic transfer reveal

BBC · Jul 8

Celtic: Neil Lennon says adapting to empty stadiums key to title bid

Daily Record · Jul 8

Neil Lennon discusses Celtic pre-season progress

Celtic FC · Jul 8

Manager: players’ pre-season progress is going well

Neil Lennon Provides Pre-season Update to Celtic fans

Neil Lennon says every match will be critical if Celtic are to make history

Evening Times · Jul 8

Neil Lennon says every match will be critical if Celtic are to make history

This Week, Lennon Was Actively Trolling Sevco Over The Fixture List. How Glorious It Was.

Video: Neil Lennon’s pre-season update

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