Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic. During his playing career he represented English clubs Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Leicester City.
Lennon moved to Scottish club Celtic in 2000, where he made over 200 appearances and was appointed captain in 2005. Before retiring as a player, he returned to England and played for Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers. Lennon made 40 appearances for Northern Ireland in nine years, scoring two goals. Lennon was appointed manager of Celtic in March 2010, initially in a caretaker capacity after the departure of Tony Mowbray.
Celtic boss Gavin Strachan refused to make excuses for under-performing players after dropping more Premiership points to Livingston.The Parkhead club have now all but conceded the title to Rangers after winning just SEVEN of their last 21 games.A goalless draw at Celtic Park left them 20 points behind their Old Firm rivals, with two games in hand.And despite missing 13 players and gaffer Neil Lennon due to self-isolation, Strachan told his fringe men they've failed to grab their chance.He admits the Hoops are now praying for a miracle – or a similar collapse at Ibrox – to give them any hope of catching Gers.They now face a tricky trip away to Livi in midweek and Strachan said: “Obviously, the situation isn't ideal right now but we had more.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk