Celtic confirm Neil Lennon offered manager’s role on permanent basis

Celtic have confirmed they have offered the permanent manager’s position to Neil Lennon, following their Scottish Cup victory over Hearts at Hampden.

Celtic have offered the permanent manager's job to Neil Lennon. Pic: SNS
Celtic have offered the permanent manager's job to Neil Lennon. Pic: SNS

The club tweeted via it’s offical accoun: “We are delighted to announce that Neil Lennon has been offered the job as permanent #CelticFC manager and the details will be confirmed in the coming days.”

Speaking to Celtic TV after the game, Lennon said: “It’s been my privilege to manage the club once. To do it a second time, I feel like I’ve come full circle again.

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“I left on good terms the last time and it’s been a rollercoaster couple of months - difficult, but I hope I bring a lot more success to the club going forward.

“The work’s already begun really. There will be changes, obviously, but I don’t want to change too much because it’s been a really good transition between myself and Brendan.”

Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers as interim manager after the Englishman left for Leicester in February and was tasked with securing the treble treble. With the league wrapped up earlier in May, an Odsonne Edouard double at this afternoon’s showpiece final wrapped up the historic achievement.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawell confirmed the offer to Lennon would have been made regardless of Saturday’s result. He said: “Neil, in our moment of need, stood up to the plate. Over the next few days, we will work out the details.

“We’re absolutely delighted. Fantastic day, fantastic achievement today - probably never to be repeated.

“At this point in terms of looking at the squad, there’s nobody better that I’ve worked with who’s got a better eye for a player. I think it’s better to do that [offer him the job] tonight to just kill the speculation.”

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