The Rumour Mill: Neil Lennon | Kevin Doyle | Leigh Griffiths

Kevin Doyle in action for  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Picture: Getty
Kevin Doyle in action for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Picture: Getty
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Celtic manager Neil Lennon is set to hold talks with Dermot Desmon as speculation about his future mounts while Wolves striker Kevin Doyle looks unlikely to move to Parkhead and Hibs face a nervous wait as Wolves decide Leigh Griffiths’ future.

Lennon to hold crunch talks with Dermot Desmond

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will hold talks with the Parkhead club’s majority shareholder Dermot Desmont at the end of May in which he will discuss his own contract and funds for building the team ahead of this season’s Champions League.

Lennon is on a rolling one year contract which is reported to be worth around £800,000 a year plus bonuses.

The Parkhead manager was this week linked with a move to Everton following the departure of David Moyes to Manchester United.

(Scotland on Sunday)

• Celtic manager Neil Lennon was last night awarded the football writers’ manager of the year

• Stoke City are the latest club to be reportedly interested in Neil Lennon with manager Tony Pulis expected to leave the club at the end of the season. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic fear competition for Doyle

Neil Lennon fears that may be priced out of the market for Wolves and Ireland striker Kevin Doyle who looks set to come on the market following Wolves’ relegation.

The Parkhead side made a loan move for the £2m-rated player in January.

Doyle commands £25k a week which is outwith Celtic’s wage structure. (Sunday Post)

Leigh Griffiths to discuss Wolves future

On loan Hibs forward Leigh Griffiths and his agent will meet with Wolves representatives this week to discuss his future with the Black Country club.

Wolves are without a manager and have just been relegated to the third tier of English football.

(Scotland on Sunday)

Lennon expecting to lose Samson

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon says that he expected keeper Craig Samson to join Motherwell next season after he turned down the offer of a new contract.

Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph will leave Fir Park at the end of the campaign and Stuart McCall has moved to make Samson his replacement. (STV)

Higdon names player of the month

Motherwell’s Michael Higdon is the Clydesdale Bank Premier League player of the month for April.

The 29-year-old striker scored four goals in three matches last month as Motherwell cemented their grip on second place. (BBC)

Interview: Michael Higdon (Scotland on Sunday)

McNamara hails fans fighting spirit

Jackie McNamara was pleased with his players’ spirit after securing three points at Inverness thanks to a last-gasp winner from Gary Mackay-Steven. (Teamtalk)

Lennon confirms Guy bust-up

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon says he had words Lewis Guy after he was taken off just before the hour Mark for what appeared to be a dive.

The 27-year-old had words with assistant manager Tommy Craig when leaving the field. (Football 365)

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Tom English: Neil Lennon deserves the prize

Deadlines have passed and votes have been cast in the end-of-season awards merry-go-round with the humble scribblers

soon to dish out their gongs after the players did so last weekend.