June 27, 2019

Neil Lennon returns to manage Celtic – watch news conference

Celtic's John Kennedy and Neil Lennon


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  1. ‘All individuals is talking about 10, but I staunch are attempting to win to eight titles straight away’
  2. ‘This membership components loads to me. I do know the tradition of the membership’
  3. ‘I’m no longer as unstable – I desired to comprehend on the arena closing time I was once Celtic manager’
  4. Lennon will likely be assisted by John Kennedy and first-crew coach Damien Duff
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By Andy Campbell

All times mentioned are UK

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  3. Lennon tells Celtic to ‘preserve it up’

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: “It’s likely you’ll always look flaws, you per chance can always look
    things to pork up on. You’re by no components going to win the relevant crew otherwise
    there may per chance well be no point in turning up.

    “But what I love about this crew is their
    mentality. Their mentality is dazzling and their quality of soccer has been exemplary.

    “They’ve been great for the membership over the closing two-and-a-half years and I
    staunch desire them to preserve it up within the a associated vein.”

    Neil Lennon

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  4. More from Kennedy

    Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy: “When Brendan was once
    leaving, he asked me to be prepared to comprehend the crew and gaze the save it went from

    “It quick evolved to the scenario I’m sitting in now the save Neil has
    asked me to be his assistant manager and I’m contented staunch to realize that.

    “We’re in a really critical
    moment – timing wise it was once keen for individuals to realize and win their
    heads spherical. But within the abet of that, there’s a host of stability within the membership.

    why Neil will come in and build a fanciful job thanks to the lend a hand he’ll beget
    within the abet of him”.

    John Kennedy

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  5. Reaction

    Tweets following Lennon appointment

    James Studders: Assembly this day at Celtic Park to discuss about my wedding ceremony there save abet just a few hours on account of Neil Lennon desires to make spend of the room. I’m trying the disco lights on as a freebie

    Marshall:Welcome abet and staunch luck to Neil Lennon. He is come abet for 10IAR and the chance of a treble treble. Brendan Rodgers is away to comprehend nothing and not utilizing a European soccer.

    Paul: Neil Lennon very spectacular in his press conference. Factual what we wanted this day.

  6. More from Lennon

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: “I’ve been on staunch behaviour this 12 months. I’ve had no issues
    with referees or linesmen, to the purpose that I was once voted on to the committee.

    “Earlier in my profession I desired to comprehend on the arena – with a wide
    chip on my shoulder. It’s no longer a chip now, but I serene beget something on my
    shoulder. I grab to beget that edge.

    “But when it involves my behaviour, I could computer screen
    that as finest as I’m able to. It’s maturity, it’s experience. Clearly, you don’t desire
    to be right here now and sit down within the stand and no longer be in a save to realize your job effectively –
    so I’m very aware of that.”

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    Neil Lennon

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  • ‘I make no longer are attempting to be when compared to Brendan’

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: “[Compared to the manager who walked in in 2010] I’m no longer as
    unstable. I desired to comprehend on the arena when I first took over. You be taught from
    that, you mellow from that.

    “But I serene beget that energy. Tactically you be taught the game as you breeze
    along. I don’t beget all the solutions, and with out a doubt I don’t are attempting to be when compared
    to Brendan.

    “I do know some individuals will attain that as we breeze along. But Brendan has his
    components and it has been unbelievable, and I really beget my components”.

    Neil Lennon

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  • Lennon ‘bowled over’ by Rodgers exit

    Neil Lennon admitted he was once “bowled over” by Brendan Rodgers’ departure from Celtic to hitch Leicester Metropolis thanks to “the timing” but can are mindful of it from a talented point of look.

    “He will a really staunch membership,” said Lennon.

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    Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy was once asked about whether or no longer he had the chance to breeze with Brendan Rodgers to Leicester Metropolis but conducted down such an offer.

    “I’ve had a really staunch time right here at Celtic,” said Kennedy. “Since I accomplished playing I’ve been given diverse opportunities. I’ve been right here my complete profession. This membership does mean loads to me.”

    John Kennedy and Neil Lennon

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    Image caption: John Kennedy and Neil Lennon construct Celtic’s original administration crew
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    Neil Lennon on Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final towards Hibernian: “I did now not quiz to be going abet to Easter Avenue so early.

    “My finest focal point is on tonight.”

    Neil Lennon

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  • More from Lennon

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: “I’m taking a search forward to assembly the gamers and seeing them play.

    “Brendan Rodgers raised the bar, with out a doubt when it involves trophies. All individuals’s talking about 10 [titles in a row], I staunch are attempting to win to eight.

    “Tonight we have a really tricky sport towards Hearts. I realize it be an old cliche but we are going to staunch grab it sport by sport.

    “I staunch are attempting to adjust quick.”

  • Kennedy crucial to me – Lennon

    Neil Lennon says there may per chance well no longer be considerable distinction current from Brendan Rodgers’ time in payment, commenting: “It will most likely most likely maybe be noteworthy and simple on the glimpse and hopefully some successful soccer.”

    And he said of assistant John Kennedy: John is crucial to me. I’m contented he’s joining me on this.”

    Kennedy answered by announcing he was once “contented to be portion of this”.

    John Kennedy and Neil Lennon

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    “I’m no longer even inquisitive about that,” said Neil Lennon after being asked if he desired to preserve the Celtic job beyond the tip of the season, insisting that it was once up to the membership.

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    Neil Lennon is in doubt whether or no longer he’ll be within the dugout for tonight’s match towards Hearts at Tynecastle and thanked assistant John Kennedy for preparing the crew.

  • Celtic return a ‘no brainer’

    Neil Lennon apologised for his slack arrival then said of his return to Celtic it was once a “no brainer”.

    “very very grateful to be right here,” he said. “The board, Peter and Dermot beget save the faith in me to stare out the season.

    “The greatest thing is the membership. We now beget lost a manager who will breeze down as with out a doubt one of many greats.

    “I’ve got wide footwear to occupy. I’m taking a search forward to the enlighten.”

    Neil Lennon

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    John Kennedy and Neil Lennon

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