NEIL LENNON admitted he “must be doing something right” on the day he made personal history at Hampden on December 20 last year.
The 49-year-old Celtic boss was clearly elated following the Scottish Cup penalty-kick shoot-out success over Hearts that brought the Parkhead club their twelfth successive domestic honour to seal the unprecedented quadruple treble.
The former club captain, who completed the clean sweep in 2001 as a midfielder under Martin O’Neill, watched his side lift their 40th Scottish Cup win – also their fourth in a row, which is another record.
Lennon said at the time: “I must be doing something right. If it was that easy it would have been done long before me.
“It is unique. I feel unique at the minute – it is something very special to me.
“I said to the players: ‘I need this as much as you need it’. And you’ve seen them all at the end, how much they felt for me as well and my backroom team, who are important to me.
“It is a culmination of a lot of hard work over 20 years, but I feel fantastic. I know I don’t look it, but I feel it. It is very special to me. It is a great source of personal pride.
“I feel so proud and pride in my players and backroom staff. John Kennedy has been an absolute rock.
“So this is as much for him and I want to thank Peter Lawwell, Dermot Desmond and the board for all the support they gave me.
“It’s a great achievement. You will never see that again. They will talk about this group of players in 30, 40 years’ time and they will thoroughly deserve it. It is a monumental achievement.”
Now it is all over for the Irishman, the end of an era for a genuine club legend.