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.
Neil Lennon ruling him out. The Celtic defender sustained an ankle injury during the Europa League win over Sarajevo that left him in a wheelchair and unable to play against St Johnstone two days later.
But Israel coach Willi Ruttensteiner included Bitton in his squad for the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final at Hampden Park on Thursday night anyway.
That came despite Celtic boss Lennon claiming it would be "impossible" for the 28-year-old to be fit in time.But Bitton played 120 minutes against Scotland before scoring in the penalty shoot-out, although Steve Clarke's side won 5-3 to set up a final away to Serbia next month, leaving Israel looking back to 1970 since they qualified for a major finals.Bitton said: "Celtic is the club who pay my.