CELTIC legends Neil Lennon and Scott Brown have been linked with the manager’s job at Ross County.
Ironically, the post became vacant after the sacking of another former Hoops player Malky Mackay, as CQN reported yesterday.
Lennon and Brown, the manager and captain who dovetailed to guide the Parkhead club to a phenomenal quadruple treble after the Scottish Cup Final success against Hearts in December 2020, are among the favourites for the job at the struggling Highlanders, according to the Scottish Sun.
HISTORY BHOYS…manager Neil Lennon and skipper Scott Brown lead out the players before Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final penalty-kick shoot-out success against Hearts at Hampden on December 20 2020 to clinch the quadruple treble.
Mackay was axed after the side went nine games without a win and slumped to second bottom of the Premiership on 10 points, just above Livingston on goal difference.
Coincidentally, Lennon’s last game as Hoops boss was a 1-0 loss in Dingwall on February 21 2021. The 52-year-old Northern Irishman departed the club two days later.
He had a spell at Cypriot outfit Omonia Nicosia before being fired in October last year.
THE FINAL FAREWELL…Neil Lennon trudges off the field after Celtic’s 1-0 loss to Ross County in Dingwall in February 2021, his last game as the club’s manager.
Lennon also managed Hibs from 2016-2019 before returning for a second spell at Parkhead in February 2019 in the aftermath of Brendan Rodgers’ move to Leicester City.
Brown left Celtic in the summer of 2021 to take up a player-coaching role at Aberdeen, but that ended abruptly in the wake of the sacking of manager Stephen Glass in February last year after a Scottish Cup loss at Motherwell.
The 38-year-old ex-Scotland international captain and midfielder had a season at English third-tier outfit Fleetwood Town before leaving in September this year.