“I don’t think I’d give him too much advice about the onfield stuff because he’ll have done his homework on the players already and he’ll know the environment.
“But I could give him advice on life away from the club, dealing with the Press, or living in Glasgow. I’ve already spoken to him about some stuff as we’ve been in contact.
“I told him he’ll enjoy it, and he will. It’s one of the most exciting jobs in football and with his background I know how much it will mean to him.”
Lennon added: “When I was starting out in coaching I went down to Reading to see Brendan – to watch how he went about his work for two or three days – and it was brilliant.
“I’d heard so many good things about him so I got in touch with his brother and he told me I would be made welcome any time I wanted to go down.
“So, I took that opportunity and it was a brilliant experience. His work on the training ground was top drawer.”