Celtic confirm Neil Lennon’s return as interim manager after Brendan Rodgers named Leicester boss

Celtic confirm Neil Lennon’s return as interim manager after Brendan Rodgers named Leicester boss

10/01/2019 - 00:32

Neil Lennon has been confirmed as Celtic interim manager until the end of the season after Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester City.

It marks an unlikely return to Parkhead for the Northern Irishman nearly five years after he left the club following an illustrious four-year spell at the helm.

John Kennedy will join him as assistant manager and Damien Duff will be first team coach and Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said: “This will bring vital continuity and allow us to build on Brendan’s legacy.

“In bringing Neil back to the club, we have appointed a man who knows what it means to be Celtic manager and someone who knows how to win.

“We know he has the commitment and desire needed to face the challenges ahead. The club is in a great position on and off the field, and with Neil, John and Damien leading the first team, I am sure we can continue our success.”

Lennon left Hibernian by mutual consent in January

Lennon, who won three Scottish Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups between 2010 and 2014, spent a difficult two years at Bolton after leaving Parkhead before taking over Hibernian in 2016.

He left the Edinburgh side in January by mutual consent, which involved the lifting of an initial suspension following a heated team meeting at their East Lothian training base.

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