Neil Lennon loving life in manager's role

NEIL Lennon hopes to continue his management career next season even if it is not at Celtic.

The 38-year-old, in charge at Parkhead since Tony Mowbray's departure last month, saw his side maintain their perfect league record under his stewardship with a 3-2 win over Hibernian on Saturday which, nominally at least, kept the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title race alive.

When the Celtic hierarchy make a decision about their manager for next season, the 2-0 Active Nation Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Ross County is likely to hold as much weight as the four league victories he has achieved but

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Lennon said: "Regardless of where I go in management, if I'm lucky enough to get a job, I will take that same passion and love for the game wherever I go. But I'm really enjoying my time here and I just want to get the best for the club in the next few weeks. It consumes you, your whole mentality. You are thinking about it non-stop, but it's brilliant."