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50-Year-Old Manager Brings Himself Off The Bench Against Young Celtic Side

50-Year-Old Manager Brings Himself Off The Bench Against Young Celtic Side

At the age of 50, and 11 years after he retired from playing, Danny Lennon made his debut for Clyde on Tuesday evening.

Due to an injury crisis, the Clyde manager was forced to name himself on the bench for his side's City of Glasgow Cup game against Celtic Colts. It was a Celtic side featuring Ireland U19 international Luca Connell.

In the 76th minute, Lennon stepped off the bench with Clyde leading 2-1. They would go on to find the net for a third time. The debutant's every touch was greeted with a cheer from the home crowd.

Lennon has been manager of the Scottish League One side since November 2017. They currently sit bottom of their division after three games.

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"I still have the physicality and the health to grace the pitch," he told BBC Sport.

"I felt that I handled it no problem. I look after myself. I'm in the gym everyday - sometimes twice - and I think it's just a bit of mind over matter.

"I'd do it again if called upon but I'm hoping not as that would tell me I'm getting a good squad of healthy players back. I'm actually going to go and look and negotiate a contract in the mirror with myself."

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