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 players lazy and told them to wake up after dropping another two precious points in the Premiership title race.The champions had to fight back from 2-0 down against Hibs at Easter Road to salvage a draw.Now Old Firm rivals Rangers can go 11 points clear at the top by beating Aberdeen at Ibrox on Sunday.Lennon says his side – who still have two games in hand – can barely afford any more slip-ups.The Hoops needed an injury-time Diego Laxalt equaliser to avoid defeat.After Scott Brown had conceded a penalty, Jamie Murphy put Hibs in front before Kevin Nisbet doubled their lead.An Odsonne Edouard spot-kick provided a lifeline before Laxalt’s late leveller.Lennon said: “We shot ourselves in the foot.