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.
Ismaila Soro this summer. The Ivorian has struggled to hit the ground running since joining from Israeli side Bnei Yehuda in January last year.
He set Celtic back £2.7m, but a year passed before he was given a substantial run in the team by Neil Lennon. He briefly emerged from the cold as a starter earlier this year, coinciding with an upturn in form as he impressed fans with his dynamism, but Lennon's departure put paid to that.He has been limited to a handful of sub appearances under John Kennedy with Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, David Turnbull and Ryan Christie all preferred in midfield positions.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk