Celtic’s Neil Lennon won’t be lured to Everton, says Danny McGrain

Celtic coach Danny McGrain reckons Neil Lennon won't be tempted to replace David Moyes at Everton

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Neil Lennon's men won the SPL title this season Photo: Back Page Images

Neil Lennon won’t be tempted to replace departing Everton manager David Moyes, according to Celtic’s first-team coach Danny McGrain.

The Toffees boss was confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United on Thursday and will take over on a six-year deal at Old Trafford on 1 July.

Lennon, who led Celtic to the SPL title this term, has been linked with Moyes’ Everton position after guiding the Hoops into the Champions League knockout stage.

But McGrain doubts Lennon would be lured to Goodison Park ahead of another season in Europe’s premier club competition with the Glasgow-based outfit.

“I think Neil has said already he is looking forward to the Champions League next year. Everton are not in the Champions League,” said the first team coach.

“I think Neil wants to go one better than the last 16 this forthcoming year. Hopefully he will still be there and we will get into the last 16, or maybe the last eight.

“To have beaten Barcelona, to have nearly drawn with them in their own backyard and then beat them here, shot him through the stratosphere. He’s got to be mentioned in these surroundings.”

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