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.

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Celtic Boss Confirms up to Three Parkhead Exits Incoming

Neil Lennon has confirms he expects two or three players to either leave the club on loan or permanently in the next week as he trims his squad.

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Neil Lennon Addresses Leigh Griffiths Talk

NEIL LENNON has addressed Leigh Griffiths place in the Celtic side with the manager making note the amount he’s been talked about in the press...

Neil Lennon Confirms Imminent Celtic Signing

NEIL LENNON has confirmed Celtic have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ismaila Soro to Celtic and it should be concluded in the coming days...

Lennon confirms deal for January target has been agreed

Neil Lennon has confirmed that Celtic have reached a deal with Bnei Yehuda over a deal for midfielder Ismaila Soro.

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Ismaila Soro: Celtic deal agreed, confirms Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirms that a deal has been struck for 21-year-old Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro...

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Report: All-action star begs club president to let him join Celtic

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are reportedly set to add Bnei Yahuda midfielder Ismaila Soro to Neil Lennon’s Hoops squad...

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Club join race for summer Celtic signing Lennon is “willing” to offload in January

Neil Lennon is reportedly “willing” to loan Lee O’Connor out this month as interest in the Republic of Ireland international grows.

Celtic substitute bench against Partick may be as telling as starting line-up

The Celtic starting line-up that Neil Lennon selects to play Partick Thistle on Saturday will certainly make interesting viewing for the Hoops support.

Midfielder made “personal plea” to join Celtic – report

Soon-to-be Celtic man Ismaila Soro made a “personal plea” to join the club as talks threatened to stall – according to a report...

Arzani “poised” for Celtic comeback this weekend report Australian media

An Australian media outlet seem pretty convinced that Daniel Arzani is going to make his long-awaited return for Celtic tomorrow.

Predicted Celtic XI vs Partick Thistle: £4.5 million midfielder to return to line-up

Celtic return to action following the winter break with a trip to Firhill to play Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup on Saturday evening.

John Hartson Unsure Over Celtic Star’s Future

JOHN HARTSON has told the BBC Neil Lennon has a major task on his hands trying to keep some of his players happy in the second half of the season and pointed to Leigh Griffiths as an example.

Lennon offers update on Soro acquisition

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says a deal has been agreed with Beni Yehuda for Ismaila Soro and expects it to be finished in a “few days”...

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