Neil Lennon

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

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.

External links

Neil Lennon in the news

Read all the latest Celtic FC news mentioning Neil Lennon.

ETims · 1h Hot!

Celtic Diary Thursday November 21: Guess Who’s Back?

It’s fair to say that manager Neil Lennon has surprised a few of us with the way things have gone this season so far, and...

ETims · 1h

Opinion: Neil Lennon’s Leigh Griffiths Decision

NEIL LENNON has been waiting a long time to have Leigh Griffiths fit and available but his comeback is finally on the horizon.

‘Best in my Career’ – Celtic Star Talks About Defining Europa Moment

FRASER FORSTER hasn’t been shy about telling everyone how much he’s enjoying his latest loan spell at Celtic.

Rarely seen Celtic star issues perfect response to challenge set by Neil Lennon

Leigh Griffiths has issued the perfect response to a challenge set to him by Neil Lennon prior to the international break...

67HailHail · 13h

“There’s definitely something wrong with him” – Celtic man’s light-hearted dig at teammate

Celtic winger Jonny Hayes reckons that there’s “definitely something wrong” with Scott Brown – as the Hoops skipper continues to improve with every passing year.

67HailHail · 13h

Celtic signing this £11m Tottenham outcast would make them solid in the middle

Why Victor Wanyama would be a massive signing for Celtic Celtic are looking for a ninth straight Scottish Premiership title this season, with Neil Lennon’s side separated by a single goal after Celtic’s 2-0 home victory over Motherwell was duplicated by Rangers at Livingston before the international break...

[Image] Predicted Celtic XI to face Livingston – Can they make it 5 league wins in a row?

Celtic FC vs Livingston prediction: Celtic FC line-up Celtic resume their Scottish Premiership duties on Saturday when they host Livingston at Celtic Park.

67HailHail · Nov 20

The Celtic support back Neil Lennon’s men once again

It may not be the biggest surprise of the week to find out that our game against Rangers at Celtic Park next month has already sold out...

67HailHail · Nov 20

Exclusive: Alan Hutton claims Lennon favourite torn between Celtic stay and England move

Alan Hutton claims that Celtic winger Jonny Hayes is torn over his future as he heads into the final months of his contract at Parkhead...

67HailHail · Nov 20

The SPFL scheduling that could see Celtic well clear by 2020

Whisper is quietly, but Celtic could be well clear at the top of the Premiership by the time the league halts for the winter break.

67HailHail · Nov 20
VideoCelts · Nov 20

Will Mourinho appointment as Spurs manager put a block on Celtic’s Wanyama interest?

Neil Lennon confirmed an interest in Wanyama after the summer transfer window closed and suggested that it might be something to visit again in January...

VideoCelts · Nov 20
The Celtic Star · Nov 19

Griffiths and Burt Give Lennon Lots to Think About

Leigh Griffiths and Liam Burt ran the show as Celtic’s Reserve team tore apart Stenhousemuir at Lennoxtown.

The Celtic Star · Nov 19
Read Celtic · Nov 19

“Give him a chance,” “Think it’s too risky” – These Celtic fans have mixed opinions latest transfer update

A number of Celtic fans have reacted to the news that the Hoops have approached Manchester City over the possibility of extending Daniel Arzani’s loan deal...

Read Celtic · Nov 19
EatSleepSport · Nov 19

Jullien ready to make history at Celtic

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien says the club can reach the Europa League final this season under manager Neil Lennon...

EatSleepSport · Nov 19
67HailHail · Nov 19

“That feeling” – Celtic man shows excitement with “coming back” tweet

Christopher Jullien is counting down the days until Celtic return to action in the Premiership – judging by a tweet from him on Tuesday evening.

67HailHail · Nov 19
HITC · Nov 19

Photo: Celtic star celebrates with reported Hoops target, already got a connection

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic could soon have two Norwegian internationals in Neil Lennon’s backline...

HITC · Nov 19
The Celtic Star · Nov 20

Video – Watch last night’s Goals from Leigh Griffiths

LEIGH GRIFFITHS returned to action last night at Lennoxtown and grabbed himself a couple of goals to give Neil Lennon a much needed additional striking option as the domestic programme resumes after the International Break...

The Celtic Star · Nov 20
Load More That's All Folks!
View the latest Celtic FC news
or browse the Celtic FC news archive