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Neil Lennon: Squad, past stars react to exit

Neil Lennon, left, celebrates winnig the 2006/07 title with Aiden McGeady, right. Picture: David Moir

Neil Lennon, left, celebrates winnig the 2006/07 title with Aiden McGeady, right. Picture: David Moir

CELTIC players past and present paid tribute to Neil Lennon today after the Northern Irishman announced he was leaving Parkhead after more than four years in charge

“I am sure he has something lined up. When you are winning things in Champions League you are hot property. I would be shocked if he left without having a club.”

Pat Bonner

“It’s not been an easy ride for him in Glasgow and maybe it might be a case of he wants a break from football”

John Hartson

“It’s fair to say the Celtic job no longer has the prestige it once had. I think Neil may feel that he has achieved all he possibly can in Scotland and has now hit the glass ceiling. It’s time to move on.”

Davie Provan

“Gutted to hear the news of Neil Lennon leaving. I can’t speak highly enough of him and thank him for bringing me back and all he did for me.”

Charlie Mulgrew

“I played with him - he was difficult at times to get on with as a player, but as a manager, I can’t speak highly enough of him.”

Aidan McGeady

“I think it has been on the cards for some time, I know Neil has become frustrated at the way the club is being managed - I think he feels that it is a selling club.”

Andy Walker

“Very disappointed to here (sic) the manager has left! Grateful for everything he did for me at the club.”

Fraser Forster (on Twitter)

“He is looking at the Champions League qualifiers and maybe thinking, ‘am I going to be given the responsibility to bring in better players’? They sell Hooper, Wanyama and possibly may sell Fraser Forster. He’s always fighting the odds”

Charlie Nicholas

“I’d like to thank the gaffer for making my dream of playing for Celtic come true! All I wanted in life, Wish him all the best in the future.”

Tony Watt

 

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