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.
John Kennedy has urged fans to be 'patient' as they await the appointment of a new permanent manager. Kennedy has been in charge since Neil Lennon 's departure in February but he could soon be replaced.
Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe remains the clear frontrunner but his agent raised alarm bells this week when he claimed Howe won't be taking any new job until 'at least' the summer.
This raised questions over whether Howe is holding out for a return to management in the English Premier League. The Celtic board have been criticised by some fans and pundits for not moving decisively enough to bring in their top target.
But Kennedy has urged 'patience' as the club look to make the right appointment.Get all the latest Celtic news sent.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk