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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Lennon on Liverpool defender Van Dijk: What I told him after first day

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon says he always knew Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was always destined for greatness.The Dutch centre-back joined the Scottish champions in 2013 from Groningen for a reported fee of 2.6million and Lennon quickly realised the Bhoys had snared a talent.Read more on Tribal Football...

101 Great Goals · Feb 16

Revealed: Neil Lennon’s prediction for Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk while at Celtic

Van Dijk’s time at Celtic Virgil van Dijk joined Celtic in 2013 from Dutch outfit FC Groningen for a fee of around £2.7m.

101 Great Goals · Feb 16
Daily Record · Feb 16

What Neil Lennon told former Celtic star Virgil Van Dijk on day one

The former Hoops gaffer instantly knew he had a player on his hands – but also that he wouldn’t have him for long...

Daily Record · Feb 16
Daily Mirror · Feb 16

What Virgil van Dijk was told after his first training session at Celtic

Neil Lennon was Celtic boss at the time and was delighted that his side were able to land such a talented centre-back...

Daily Mirror · Feb 16

What Virgil van Dijk was told after his first training session at Celtic

Neil Lennon was Celtic boss at the time and was delighted that his side were able to land such a talented centre-back...

The Celtic Star · Feb 16

Celtic on This Day, Madden’s ‘Honest Mistake’ not enough for Jackie McNamara

ON THIS DAY in 2013 two former Celtic captains faced each other in the dug-out at Celtic Park and Neil Lennon emerged as the winner as Celtic hit Dundee Utd for 6 in an 8 gaol thriller...

The Celtic Star · Feb 16
Celts Are Here · Feb 14

Celtic Legend Hints at Return

NEIL LENNON says he’s starting to get the itch again after leaving Hibernian last month under mysterious circumstances.

Celts Are Here · Feb 14
Daily Record · Feb 14

Neil Lennon opens up on what he wants from next job as ex-Celtic and Hibs boss eyes move abroad

The 47-year-old is on the lookout after leaving Hibs but revealed it’s unlikely to be until next season before he gets back in...

Daily Record · Feb 14

Former Hoops Ace’s Ram Raid

FORMER Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has joined Frank Lampard’s Championship side Derby County on a short-term deal, as CQN reported last week.

Celtic’s Ugly Record Wiped Clean At Paradise

There aren’t too many teams in the SPFL that can go head to head with stats against Celtic and come out looking too smart.

Celtic Aim To Crush Hibernian Plus Show Support For Lennon.

Celtic are back in action again tonight as they face Hibernian in a somewhat grudge match, as we all know former Celtic captain and manger Neil Lennon...

Celtic V Hibs preview and Neil Lennon announcement

Lenny Boi Celtic host Hibs this evening with another lightshow promised by the club pre kick off, which will ultimately be the highlight on social media as usual unless Timothy Weah personally gets off with a fan after his inevitable goal tonight.

Celtic – Hibernian | The Preview

Celtic v Hibernian (Scottish Premiership) Wednesday, 6th February Celtic Park, Glasgow A struggling, Lenny-less Hibs side come down to Glasgow to face off against Celtic, who have not dropped a point at home all season...

Hibs are hiding. But they appear against Celtic

Hibernian are suffering. Only one win in their last seven league games and that against bottom, St Mirren.

VideoCelts · Feb 16

Sutton’s classic trolling as Ibrox mourns dropped points

Sutton spent his afternoon in the BT Sport alongside Robby Savage and Neil Lennon as they waited on goal news from Ibrox...

VideoCelts · Feb 16
Sky Sports · Feb 15

Lennon wants job in England or Europe

Neil Lennon is relishing time away from management following his surprise departure from Hibernian but says he would love to get back into coaching next season...

Sky Sports · Feb 15

‘A gobby little so and so,’ Neil Lennon on Scott Brown

SCOTT BROWN had just been involved in the most bizarre war of words with the Hearts manager Craig Levein this time last year...

VideoCelts · Feb 6

TEAM NEWS: Weah, Boyata, Christie in to face Hibs

Earlier this season the hoops enjoyed a spectacular 4-2 win over Hibs but there will be one very vital ingredient missing from the Edinburgh side tonight- Neil Lennon...

VideoCelts · Feb 6
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