Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic. During his playing career he represented English clubs Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Leicester City.
Lennon moved to Scottish club Celtic in 2000, where he made over 200 appearances and was appointed captain in 2005. Before retiring as a player, he returned to England and played for Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers. Lennon made 40 appearances for Northern Ireland in nine years, scoring two goals. Lennon was appointed manager of Celtic in March 2010, initially in a caretaker capacity after the departure of Tony Mowbray.
Neil Lennon will start the hunt for a new first-team coach after confirming the blow of losing Damien Duff to Ireland.Duff stepped up to the top-team set-up after the departure of Brendan Rodgers last season and played a key role in landing nine-in-a-row.But the 100-cap Irish star was appointed to new Republic of Ireland gaffer Stephen Kenny’s backroom team, which left a question mark over his future.Duff, whose Celtic contract runs until the end of next month, could have potentially