Neil Lennon

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

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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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Former Celtic forward hits out at Ibrox decision

Former Celtic hero Tony Watt has shown his surprise at the vast ticket price for next month’s Glasgow derby between Celtic and Rangers.

Celtic v AIK | Starting XI Prediction

Paul tries to predict Neil Lennon’s starting lineup for Thursday’s Europa League Play-Off 1st leg against AIK...

‘Too Small, Too Slight’: This Rangers Reject Is Determined To Prove His Worth Amid Celtic Rumours

Kieran Tierney’s move to Arsenal was a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ and Celtic should now eye more signings before the window is slammed shut in less than a couple of weeks’ time.

Report: Celtic trying to secure deal for in-demand attacker

Celtic are understood to be getting closer to securing a loan deal for Bournemouth attacker Jordon Ibe as Neil Lennon seeks to bolster his attacking options...

Simunovic To Start In Defence, McGregor In Midfield | 4-2-3-1 Celtic Predicted Lineup Vs AIK

Neil Lennon needs to regroup his troops and put behind the disappointment of crashing out of the Champions League qualifiers as they take on AIK in the Europa League playoffs...

Potential double boost for Celtic in left-back search

Kilmarnock’s acquisition of left-back Niko Hamalainen combined with their captain’s comments bode well for Celtic’s pursuit of Greg Taylor.

Liam Morrison reveals why he left Celtic for Bayern Munich

Liam Morrison was not only one of the highest rated prospects in the Celtic youth system, but in the football world.

AIK invite former Celtic linked manager to “be part of” Europa League clash

Veteran Scottish manager Stuart Baxter will “be part of” AIK’s Europa League clash against Celtic, he has confirmed.

Meling can ensure Celtic haven’t been weakened by Tierney departure

Celtic find themselves in a tricky situation. Having pocketing £25million from the sale of Kieran Tierney to Arsenal, they’re against the clock to reinvest that money in an attempt to improve Neil Lennon’s squad before the transfer window closes...

Mark Hendry: Steven Gerrard has escaped criticism for dropping £3.5m Helander out of Europa League squad

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was slaughtered for leaving his big-money players on the bench during the CFR Cluj but Steven Gerrard has dropped his top signing from his Europa League squad entirely...

“End of Sinclair” – These fans respond to news of Celtic’s rumoured new signing

Jordon Ibe looks set to seal a loan move to Celtic this summer, as Neil Lennon aims to bolster his squad further.

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European rival talks up Celtic – AIK “excited”

AIK assistant manager Sean O’Shea has stated that everyone associated with the club were excited when they drew Celtic.

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