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.
Ange Postecoglou was announced as Celtic boss. The 55-year-old Australian was confirmed as Neil Lennon 's permanent successor on Thursday after three-and-a-half months of waiting since the Irishman exited in February.
Brazil had previously shared his astonishment at the left-field appointment last week and McCoist couldn't resist another chance to subtly dig at his great mate on live radio.
But Ibrox diehard McCoist stopped short of giving the former Yokohama boss a big welcome to Celtic as he created his own message of support during a cheeky exchange on talkSPORT.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk