Neil Lennon linked to Everton manager’s job

Celtic boss Neil Lennon.  Picture: Ian Rutherford
Celtic boss Neil Lennon. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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CELTIC manager Neil Lennon is being tipped to take over from David Moyes at Everton should the Goodison boss leave to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

The Parkhead manager’s stock has risen in the past year and it is reported this morning that he is the high on the list of potential candidates that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright would draw on should Moyes depart.

The Everton boss is expected to be unveiled as the new manager of Manchester United imminently following Alex Ferguson’s announcement yesterday that he was bringing an end to his 27-year reign.
Moyes has finished consistently in the top half of the Premiership and has turned down a number of contract extensions.
Kenwright has been alerted to Lennon’s potential availability with the Celtic manager admitting in recent interviews that he could be
tempted to the Premiership if the right job offer came along.

Lennon is currently on a 12-month rolling contract with the Parkhead club and has been widely linked with a move away from Glasgow following his side’s win over Barcelona this season and their progression to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is also being linked to the Everton job.

The Celtic boss could also be backed by Ferguson for the Goodison role with the pair, as revealed last year, regularly in contact to discuss footballing matters,

Lennon said: “It is a real shock that Sir Alex has left the game he loves and football will really miss him.

“I would like to wish him all the best on his very well-deserved retirement.

“It is a privilege to know Sir Alex and I would like to thank him for all the assistance he has given me as a manager.

“There is no better source of help and advice than Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He has decades of experience as a manager but, most importantly, he knows how to win.

“He has given Manchester United fans a glorious period of success, bringing trophy after trophy to Old Trafford and making his club one of the biggest footballing institutions on the world.”