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.
Diego Laxalt can help Celtic land a Euro blow on parent club AC Milan.The Celtic boss saw Philippe Coutinho stick the knife into Barcelona while on loan from them at Bayern Munich.Now he hopes the Uruguayan new Bhoy can follow suit in Thursday’s Europa League Group H opener against the Italians at Parkhead.Lennon, who handed loan ace Laxalt his debut in Saturday's Old Firm defeat, said: “It’s great that he’s free to play against them but it can leave you with a bit of a bloody nose sometimes.“Barcelona were okay with Coutinho playing against them and it might have come back and bit them a bit.“Of course we’ll be leaning on Diego a lot in the coming days before the game but we’re not just talking about this specific game.“It’s a good career..