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.
Shaun Maloney knows the Celtic Way as well as anyone. The Hibs boss sums it up in one word: “Intensity”. On the park and in the stands.
In two stints at the club Maloney racked up an impressive eight winners’ medals including five league titles working under Martin O’Neill, Gordon Strachan, Tony Mowbray and Neil Lennon.
Four huge characters in their own right. And each with the core understanding of the Hoops philosophy to attack first, defend second.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk