Neil Lennon steps down as Celtic manager – Henrik Larsson favourite to replace him
Lennon is to leave Celtic after four years in charge of the Glasgow giants
May 22nd, 2014
Neil Lennon has decided to call time at Celtic Park by today announcing the end of his four-year managerial stint at Celtic, with the 42-year-old feeling it was the right time to leave the Scottish champions.
Lennon became manager of the Hoops in 2010 and led them to a hat-trick of Scottish Premier League titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014, with Celtic taking advantage of Rangers’ financial problems and subsequent demotion down the leagues.
The former midfielder also made 214 appearances for the club as a player between 2000 and 2007, having previously featured for Leicester City and Crewe Alexandra.
It appears that Henrik Larsson could return to the club to take charge, with the Swede one of the most successful players ever to wear a Celtic shirt and his instalment in place of Lennon would be immensely popular.
Celtic failed to qualify for the Champions League last sixteen stage last season, finishing bottom of their qualifying group, with Lennon confirming that the squad needed strengthening in order to have a successful European campaign next term.
Other men linked to the Celtic job are Malky Mackay and Gianfranco Zola, with the latter confirming his interest in the position.
Meanwhile, Lennon won’t be short of job offers and it might be that West Brom come calling, with the Northern Irishman reported to be interested in trying his hand south of the border.