Neil Lennon

Where is Neil Lennon now?

All of Neil Lennon’s Premier League experience came at Leicester City in the mid to late nineties where he was part of the successful team that won the League Cup in 1997 and 2000.

Leaving the Foxes for former manager Martin O’Neill’s Celtic shortly after the cup win, Lennon enjoyed continued success winning the Scottish Premier League title five times in seven years.

He also won the Scottish Cup four times and the League Cup twice during his spell at Parkhead.

After a brief return back to England with Nottingham Forest and then Wycombe Wanders, Lennon retired from playing in 2008 after he was offered a coaching role at Celtic under Tony Mowbray.

When Mowbray left the club, Lennon took over as caretaker manager and was given the role on a full-time basis in 2010.

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In May 2014 after four successful years at Celtic winning three league titles and two Scottish Cups Lennon announced his departure from the club.

Neil Lennon was back in football in October 2014 when he was appointed manager of struggling Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

After a nightmare 18 months at the club with the club facing bankrupty as well as struggling on the pitch, Lennon left by mutual consent after the new consortium led by ex footballer Dean Holdsworth decided that they wanted to bring in their own manager.

In July 2016, Lennon was part of the BBC’s pundit team for their coverage of Northern Ireland games in Euro 2016.

It wasn’t long before Lennon was back in football, and he was appointed the new manager of Scottish Championship side Hibernian in June 2016.

He also took Garry Parker with him as part of his coaching team, having already worked with him at Celtic and Bolton.

An extremely successful first season for Lennon saw his team promoted to the Scottish Premier League as champions having missed out in the play offs the previous two seasons.

In May 2017, Lennon revealed that he had suffered from a bout of depression during the title-winning season but managed to get through it with help from the LMA (League Manager’s Association).

He had previously suffered from mental health issues during his playing days.

A successful return to the top-flight with a fourth placed finish and qualification for the Europa League preceeded a difficult second season on the pitch for Lennon’s side.

This culminated in a heated team discussion between Lennon and the players which saw the Irishman suspended from first-team duties and he left the club by mutual consent in January 2019.

However, he wasn’t out of management for long and rejoined Celtic a month later when Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester City.

With Celtic already top of the league and still in the two domestic cup competitions, Lennon saw out the season in style ending up winning the treble.

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Neil Lennon: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorthern Irish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances155
Goals5
Yellow Cards29
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forLeicester City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com