Neil Lennon declares interest in returning to Celtic

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FORMER Celtic manager Neil Lennon has announced he would love to return to Parkhead following the departure of Ronny Deila

The club has confirmed that current head coach Deila will be leaving at the end of the season following a disastrous season in Europe and failure to win any of the domestic cups.

Neil Lennon voices desire to return to Celtic. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Neil Lennon voices desire to return to Celtic. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Following the latest disappointment against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final, Deila announced he will be leaving in the summer - and Lennon has already reacted to throw his hat in the ring.

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The former manager and club captain, on being asked by Sky Sports if he would return, said: “That’s the 54 million dollar question. I have never hidden my affinity with the club.

“Would I like to go back? If the opportunity arose to speak to the board, absolutely.”

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Lennon admitted he only had limited sympathy for Deila after seeing him lose his job, adding: “When you get the job at Celtic, there are not many better jobs around.

“Maybe, in another part of the club’s history, he might have had a better chance of fulfilling his ambitions or expectations. In terms of sympathy, I have sympathy for him for the fact he is leaving a fantastic job, but not for going in there and taking the job on.”

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