Neil Lennon confirmed as manager of Scottish champions

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Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers in February in an interim role and guided Celtic to an eighth successive Premiership title

Neil Lennon has been confirmed as the new permanent manager of Celtic.

The club announced on Friday that Lennon has signed a 12-month rolling contract.

Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers in February in an interim role and guided Celtic to an eighth successive Premiership title before sealing the Treble with a 2-1 win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup final.

John Kennedy will join Lennon as assistant manager, with Damien Duff also continuing in his role as first-team coach.

“It is a massive honour to be named Celtic manager once again,” Lennon told the Celtic website.

“I had always dreamed of returning to this role on a permanent basis and I am absolutely delighted to once again be part of one of the biggest and best clubs in the world – an institution which really does mean so much to me and one which has always been such a huge part of my life.


“When I was asked to take over in February, I felt it was my duty to do so. Celtic will always be my club and I wanted to help finish the job which had been started.

“I was delighted with the way the players stuck to their task and delivered another historic success, which is unlikely to ever be repeated. I was also delighted to receive such great support from our fans since returning, something for which I will be forever grateful.

“In the space of just a few weeks, Trophy Day at Celtic Park and securing the Treble Treble at Hampden are two of my greatest days in football. The energy, total commitment and passion from our supporters, the effort, the talent and desire from our players. It’s these qualities which make our club great and deliver such historic occasions.

“I want to be part of delivering more of these great days and great achievements and I look forward to working with the players, the staff and the fans to make this happen.”

Lennon oversaw Celtics Treble Treble after taking over from Brendan Rodgers

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Lennon oversaw Celtics Treble Treble after taking over from Brendan Rodgers

Between 2010 and 2014 Lennon guided the club to three Scottish Premier League titles and two Scottish Cup wins, as well as qualifying for the Champions League twice, reaching the last 16 in 2013.

As a player he made 304 appearances and won five Scottish Premier League titles, four Scottish Cups, two League Cups and played in the 2003 UEFA Cup final.





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