The Scottish Premier League club has opened its doors for Neil Lennon, who will take the role left by Brandon Rodgers.
After two seasons and a half, Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers has left Scottish Premier League club Celtic.
And the coach was quickly replaced by non-other than Neil Lennon, who returns to the third time to the club, second as a coach.
“I am absolutely delighted to be named manager of Celtic again. This is a club which has been such a huge part of my life already and it is an honor to be asked to return,” he told the club’s official website.
“I have given everything to Celtic as a player and manager already in my career and I am ready to do the same again. I will be doing all I can to continue the great work that has gone on in recent years.”
“I am delighted that John Kennedy and Damien Duff have agreed to be part of my team. John will allow us to have important continuity and Damien will bring real knowledge and experience to the first team squad,” he added.
“I am returning to one of the biggest and best clubs in world football and I can’t wait to get started.”
As a player, Lennon played with Celtic from 2000 to 2007. And as a manager, his first job as a coach was with the Scottish giants from 2010 to 2014.
“We are pleased to be able to announce Neil’s return to Celtic. In bringing Neil back to the Club until the end of the season, we have appointed a man who knows what it means to be the Celtic manager and someone who knows how to win,” Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said.
“We know he has the commitment and desire needed to face the challenges ahead. We are delighted to also promote John Kennedy to assistant manager and bring Damien Duff into our first-team management group. This will bring vital continuity and allow us to build on Brendan’s legacy.”
“The club is in a great position on and off the field, and with Neil, John and Damien leading the first team, I am sure we can continue our success,” he concluded.
💬 "I'm here for the club. The club comes first and I want to bring as much success here as I possibly can."
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 26, 2019