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Celtic Set To Name Neil Lennon As Interim Rodgers Replacement

Celtic Set To Name Neil Lennon As Interim Rodgers Replacement

It appears that Neil Lennon is set to return as Celtic manager following the impending departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City and it looks like the former Northern Ireland player will have a few familiar faces alongside him in the dugout.

According to sources from Sky Sports, current first-team coach John Kennedy will be promoted to assistant manager, with Damien Duff moving up from reserve team coach to become a part of interim manager Lennon's backroom staff.

Duff, who was only appointed as a coach in the reserve team in January, looks set for his biggest coaching role to date.

Lennon's agent was at Celtic's Lennoxtown training ground earlier today, with the Celtic board wasting no time in replacing the want away Rodgers.

 

It is expected that Lennon will attend a press conference at Celtic Park on Wednesday morning, prior to the Bhoys Scottish Premiership game against Hearts at Tynecastle later that evening.

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Lennon is a club legend, having won countless trophies during both his playing and managing career in  Glasgow's Eastend.

Lennon left Celtic in 2014, for an underwhelming spell in charge of Bolton Wanderers. He would later return to Scotland joining Hibernian in 2016.

The Armagh man guided the Edinburgh club back to the Scottish Premiership in his first season in charge, but left Easter Road 'by mutual consent' in January of this year, shortly after being suspended by the club.

Rodgers looks set to depart Celtic after he was given permission to speak to Leicester City, after they sacked manager Claude Puel, after the 4-1 weekend humbling to Crystal Palace.

Celtic are currently eight points clear of Rangers at the top of the table, as they go in search of their eighth league title in a row.

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Evan Coughlan

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