Scottish champions Celtic have this afternoon confirmed that Neil Lennon has been appointed as the club’s new permanent manager.
Celtic’s historic 2018/19
A dominant domestic campaign over the last 9 months saw Celtic complete yet another clean sweep of silverware last weekend.
Having already clinched the League title and League Cup, the Bhoys put Hearts to the sword by 2 goals to 1 in the Scottish Cup final to secure their latest treble.
Incredibly, this came as the club’s 3rd-straight domestic treble, a remarkable feat of consistency, in spite of Celtic’s evident superiority over the rest of Scotland’s top clubs:
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 25, 2019
Lennon staying put
The Glasgow giants’ latest triumph came despite the club having changed managers halfway through the campaign.
Brendan Rodgers had been in charge at Celtic Park up until the end of February, before the former Liverpool boss opted to depart his post for a Premier League return with Leicester City.
Former Hoops’ midfielder Neil Lennon, who previously managed the club from 2010 to 2014, was the man chosen to replace Rodgers for the remainder of the season, after the club legend left his role as Hibernian boss a month prior.
The Celtic board had been widely-expected to look elsewhere to guide the club into next season and beyond, though, with Lennon having initially been viewed as little more than a stop-gap solution.
But, in a surprise announcement this afternoon, it has since been confirmed that the Northern Irish tactician has been appointed on a permanent basis, on a 12-month rolling contract:
Passion. Commitment. Belief. 👊
📝🍀 Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that Neil Lennon has been confirmed as the new manager of #CelticFC on a 12-month rolling contract.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 31, 2019