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SportNeil Lennon points to title record as evidence he could take on Celtic job

14:00  16 may  2019
14:00  16 may  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Lennon admits Celtic title triumph the toughest yet

Lennon admits Celtic title triumph the toughest yet Neil Lennon has revealed leading Celtic to the club’s eighth successive Scottish Premiership title this season has been more difficult than his past three triumphs as manager. A conclusive 3-0 win at Aberdeen on Saturday sealed the silverware for the Hoops who, for a large part of the season, were under pressure from a reinvigorated Rangers side under Steven Gerrard. Speaking after the victory at Pittodrie, as cited by the Sunday Post, Lennon was beaming with pride for the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers in February: “I’m very proud. This is my second spell managing this club, and it is a privilege. I’m so proud of the players, the way they handled the occasion.

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Neil Lennon points to title record as evidence he could take on Celtic job © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon has hit back at claims that he would be unable to take on the Hoops job permanently, pointing to his previous title wins with Celtic as proof he could take the job.

Lennon has attracted criticism after Celtic fell to a 2-0 defeat to Rangers last week, leaving Steven Gerrard’s side only six points off the Northern Irishman’s side.

Despite having the title wrapped up, many have criticised Lennon’s time in charge of the Hoops, and are calling for a new man to be appointed this Summer.

Neil Lennon points to title record as evidence he could take on Celtic job © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport

However, Lennon has fired back at his critics, saying that his accolades with the Hoops in his two spells in charge of Celtic show he has the mettle to take the job full-time next season.

Lennon will deserve credit for treble Treble, says Dalglish

Lennon will deserve credit for treble Treble, says Dalglish Kenny Dalglish has insisted that if Celtic pull off the treble Treble, Neil Lennon will deserve some of the credit for it. Celtic secured their eighth successive league title at the weekend, adding to that their League Cup victory earlier on the season. Now just the Scottish Cup final awaits the Hoops as they look to secure an unprecedented treble Treble. Hearts will be side looking to put a stop to this when they square off against each other in the final on 25 May.

Neil Lennon is emerging from the shadows of Martin O'Neill and Gordon Strachan. Even within Group G, Celtic are due immense praise for securing a higher points tally than Benfica Privately, Lennon will unquestionably ponder such matters before this season ends. For now, he is fully entitled

Lennon was on record as stating he wanted a powerful striker to supplement his squad with before this campaign started. The position when Lennon accepted the Celtic job is the same as now: that top managers are hardly queueing for what was previously one of the more attractive posts in European

Speaking via the Daily Record, Lennon said:

“There is no evidence to suggest I can’t take the job on.”

“I have been here since 2000 and in that time Celtic have won 14 league titles and I have played a part in 10 of them.”

“So I think I know how to win titles here.”

“I think that gets overlooked. If we win the cup that will be my seventh cup and any time we lost the league that I have been involved in it was on the last day of the season.”

“I think there is a new breed of supporters, here or elsewhere. Since 20 years ago the only thing they have seen is success.”

“They don’t remember the 1990s as the older generation do. I can’t take it for granted, they might. That comes from an immaturity from their point of view.”

Lennon’s Hoops take on Hearts this weekend, in what could be the former Celtic midfielder’s last game in charge of his side.

Brown: Lennon the right manager to take Celtic forward.
Celtic captain Scott Brown took time out of his ‘treble treble’ celebrations to appraise Neil Lennon after it was announced he was offered the permanent manager job. Lennon is expected to take charge at Parkhead on a full-time basis for a second time next second time, following a successful spell as interim boss. Speaking after the Hoops’ Scottish Cup win to secure a third-straight domestic treble, Brown expressed his delight at the decision, cited by the Scotsman. “I don’t think there is a better person for the job.

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