FORMER Celtic manager Neil Lennon is the first candidate in the race to replace Ronny Deila, to show his hand and declare an interest in the newly announced vacancy to manage the Scottish Champions next season.

With Ronny reluctantly deciding to call it a day at the end of this campaign, Neil Lennon has been swift to react telling Sky Sports that he’s interested in a return to Paradise where he won 3 from the 5 in a row that Celtic look set to complete over the next few weeks. Lenny said this on his interest in the Celtic job:

“There’s not many better jobs. I’ve never hid my affinity for the club. Would I like to go back? Yeah.”

5 in a row is some achievement and it will always be noted, even by his critics within the support, that Ronny Deila achieved 2 of the 5 for the club.

If Celtic get the appointment right then we should be on our way to 6 in a row and more as we head towards the 10.

Other former Celts who could become serious contenders are Paul Lambert, who is experiencing difficulties even contacting his club’s owners at Blackburn and David Moyes who has managed in Manchester and Spain after leaving his long term position at Everton.

Roy Keane and Gary Caldwell are also likely to be quoted.

Owen Coyle’s granny has yet to release a statement.



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