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.
Stephen Kenny has pointed to previous failures of Ireland managers when questioned on his position - including aiming a dig at Martin O'Neill.The beleaguered Ireland boss looks set to be axed from his position after a dreadful EURO 2024 campaign saw the side lose a double header with Greece before being taught harsh lessons by France and Holland.
Kenny oversaw six defeats in the campaign with only two wins over minnows Gibraltar enough to keep the Irish off the bottom of Group B.
Reports suggest the 52-year-old will be relieved of his duties when a review is put to the FAI board next week, but the coach is going out swinging.Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is among the rumoured candidates to succeed Kenny should he lose his job, but the Irishman took a swing at O'Neill's tenure in the dugout by referring to a damaging 4-1 defeat to Wales that came under his watch in 2018.
Kenny also took aim at "hammerings" overseen by the likes of Mick McCarthy in defending his own spell in charge.He said: "Listen, we played Holland the other night, one of the best teams in Europe.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk