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.
Shaun Maloney knows the Celtic Way as well as anyone. The Hibs boss sums it up in one word: “Intensity”. On the park and in the stands.
In two stints at the club Maloney racked up an impressive eight winners’ medals including five league titles working under Martin O’Neill, Gordon Strachan, Tony Mowbray and Neil Lennon.
Four huge characters in their own right. And each with the core understanding of the Hoops philosophy to attack first, defend second.
Yet never has that direct style been more prevalent than this season under Ange Postecoglou. Maloney is a big admirer of the Aussie and the work he’s carried out in a short space of time in Glasgow.Get all the latest Celtic news sent straight to your Inbox every day by signing up to our newsletter.We cover every morsel of information regarding your favourite club in the form of articles, videos and podcasts.The newsletter will arrive every day at 12pm, giving you a round up of the best stories we've covered that in the last 24 hours.To sign up, simply enter your email address into the link here.And if you aren't already, make sure you join the conversation over on our Celtic Facebook group and Record Sport Instagram.But he insists it’s what he gleaned from his own bosses at Parkhead as well as stints in England and coaching under Roberto Martinez in the Belgium set-up that Maloney insists has set him up for a shot at bursting Angeball.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk