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LENNY AND THE WAY AHEAD

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NEIL LENNON has been offered the job to become Celtic’s full-time manager after the team’s 2-1 Scottish Cup Final victory over Hearts this afternoon.

Without any contractual agreements, the interim boss admitted he would hope to bring more success to the club.

The Hoops celebrated a phenomenal treble treble success when two goals from Odsonne Edouard helped them to a dramatic and historic triumph at a pulsating Hampden Park.

Lennon, who took over the post in February after the swift departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City, played a massive role in hitting the ground running to get the team over the line for their eighth successive title and this afternoon’s hat-trick of Scottish Cups, an achievement that had escaped the team beforehand.

The Irishman, speaking to Sky Sports said: “It has been my privilege to manage this club once, but to do it a second time, I feel like I have come full circle.

“It was always an objective. I left the club on good terms last time and nothing has changed.

“It has been a roller-coaster couple of months. It has been difficult, but I hope I can bring a lot more success going forward.”
Celtic’s chief executive Peter Lawwell said: “I am delighted to announce that after today’s events we have offered Neil Lennon the job to be the permanent Celtic manager.

“We’ve communicated this to him just 10 minutes ago. We wanted to wait until the end of the season, to show him respect and to give him clarity and focus on winning the treble.

“It’s been a fantastic day and a fantastic achievement probably never to be repeated.

“His credentials (prove) he is a Celtic man, he was made for Celtic. He knows the city of Glasgow and he is a winner.

“At this point, looking at our squad, there is nobody that I have worked with that has a better eye for a player.

“Over the next few days we will work out the details. We did this today in order to kill speculation for our supporters.”

 

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