Neil Lennon says it is “an honour” to were asked to protect watch over Celtic for a 2nd time after Brendan Rodgers done his pass to Leicester Metropolis.
Lennon, 47, will buy charge until the pause of the season, starting with Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership recreation in opposition to Hearts at Tynecastle.
The Northern Irishman returns to the membership he resulted in 3 titles from 2011, having left Hibernian remaining month.
“Here’s a membership which has been a mountainous piece of my lifestyles already,” Lennon said.
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Lennon, who will doubtless be assisted by present first-group coach John Kennedy and veteran Republic of Ireland world Damien Duff, also obtained two Scottish Cups all thru 4 years at Celtic Park.
Earlier than that, the veteran midfielder made 214 appearances for the membership in a seven-year spell before leaving in 2007.
“There could be a chasm to absorb with Brendan leaving,” Lennon told Celtic TV.
“He’s done an ideal job, but I’m here for the membership. The membership comes first as carry out the gamers. I are looking out to elevate as worthy success all thru my time here as I presumably can.
“All I are looking out to motivate out is elevate that on – or no longer it is no longer broken and I’m no longer coming in and looking out to revolutionise anything else.”
‘He knows what it arrangement to be Celtic supervisor’
Rodgers has signed a contract with Leicester until June 2022 and succeeds Claude Puel, who used to be sacked on Sunday after 16 months responsible.
It marks a Premier League return for Rodgers, who beforehand managed Liverpool and Swansea Metropolis.
Lennon, meanwhile, left Hibs in controversial circumstances in January, with the Scottish Premiership facet pronouncing he had “no longer been brushed apart” and had “no longer resigned”.
He left Celtic in 2014, before an ill-fated stint with Bolton Wanderers in the English Championship.
“In bringing Neil aid until the pause of the season, now we beget appointed a man who knows what it arrangement to be Celtic supervisor and any individual that knows how to grab,” Celtic chief govt Peter Lawwell said.
“We know he has the dedication and wish needed to face the challenges forward.
“We’re overjoyed to also promote John Kennedy to assistant supervisor and elevate Damien Duff into our first-group management neighborhood. This would perchance elevate needed continuity and allow us to acquire on Brendan’s legacy.”
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Weak Celtic striker Scott McDonald
It be very correct from a Celtic level of survey that they’ve been in a voice to elevate in any person so snappy to neatly-liked the ship. As a player, you consistently are looking out to clutch and stare your leader and to beget any person attain in straight away. There are unruffled gamers there who had Neil as a supervisor and I’m sure they will be sending the message out to the assorted gamers as to what win of supervisor he’s.
What he knows about that football membership is every thing, so I mediate at this 2nd in time or no longer it is the glorious appointment. I will’t imagine him coming in and altering too worthy. I mediate he’ll appropriate lunge with what has been a hit and the man-management talents he’s got are key in the disappear-in to the pause of the season.