Celtic confirm Neil Lennon as Tony Mowbray’s replacement

By Will Turner
tony mowbray

Mowbray’s rein at Parkhead was marred by disappointing performances

Celtic have confirmed former player Neil Lennon as their new first team manager.

The 38-year-old Northern Irishman has taken the manager’s job permanently after impressing during his interim spell, including an eight-game winning streak.

There had been speculation that the Celtic board would opt for someone with more experience to succeed Tony Mowbray, but it seems pure ambition and passion have come out on top with Lennon’s appointment.

The news will come as music to the ears of Celtic fans who expressed their desire to see Lennon permanently appointed at the helm throughout his interim spell. A fan’s favourite whilst on the pitch he will have everybody involved with Celtic firmly behind him.

As well as his time playing for Celtic, he was also part of Gordon Strachan’s coaching staff which might well have swayed the decision to instate Lennon permanently.

After seeing Rangers run away with the SPL title, sights ahead for Lennon must be to regain the title and avoid disappointing performances which marred Mowbray’s rein at Parkhead.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Rafael Nadal, master of Monte-Carlo, keeps the clay fire burning: ‘It’s not the moment to stop and disconnect your mind’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2018: Can you guess how much each Arsenal player earns?
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard reacts to Mo Salah’s display in Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win over AS Roma
The Sport Review
Wenger delivers update on Ozil ahead of Arsenal v Atletico Madrid
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard sends warning to Liverpool FC ahead of AS Roma trip