Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
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.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon is set to depart the Scottish champions with immediate effect today, reports suggest. Lennon has been under pressure for most of the season after a torrid campaign for the Parkhead side.
Celtic went into the campaign hoping for a tenth league title in a row, but have come up short to Steven Gerrard's Rangers. The reigning champions are 18 points behind Rangers in the league table, and are at risk of seeing their Old Firm rivals secure the title at Parkhead in March.
And Lennon has paid the price, with the Daily Record reporting he was told on Tuesday that he will lose his job. Lennon had continuously fought for his position at Celtic, and had responded furiously to suggestions his time was up.Read more on mirror.co.uk