Neil Lennon resigns as Celtic manager

February 24, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Neil Lennon has departed Celtic for a second time after resigning from his post on Wednesday morning.

The Scottish giants have endured a horrendous season under the Northern-Irishman having suffered four league losses already, leaving them 18 points behind current league leaders Rangers.

The Hoops have also been poor in Europe, too, failing to reach the UEFA Champions League proper, as well as being eliminated from the UEFA Europa League in the group stages.

Following the club’s 1-0 defeat to Ross County on Sunday, Lennon elected to walk away from the job, with a statement confirming his departure.

It read: “We have experienced a difficult season due to so many factors and, of course, it is very frustrating and disappointing that we have not been able to hit the same heights as we did previously.

“I have worked as hard as ever to try and turn things around, but unfortunately we have not managed to get the kind of run going that we have needed.

“I have always given my best to the Club and have been proud to deliver silverware to the Celtic supporters. The Club will always be part of me. I will always be a Celtic supporter myself and I will always want the best for Celtic.

“I would like to thank so many people at the Club who have given me so much and I would also like to thank my family for their love and support. I wish the Celtic supporters, players, staff and directors nothing but success for the future.”

John Kennedy will now take interim charge of the time whilst the club search for Lennon’s successor.

He will be aiming to earn victory in his first match in charge against Aberdeen at Celtic Park on Saturday. The hosts can be backed at a price of 4/9 with William Hill.

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