Celtic manager, Neil Lennon has resigned from the managerial position of the Scottish club, following the club current state. This was the second coming of the coach to Celtic Park
The Irish manager was initially appointed by the Celtic owners in 2010 on an interim position after the exit of Tony Mowbray.
The 49-year-old enjoyed a massive and outstanding managerial stint at the side, bagging treble of Scottish topflight titles with two Scottish Cup.
He then helped the side book a ticket in the UEFA Champions League two times before leaving the club for Bolton Wanderers in 2014.
He had an unfruitful spell with Wanderers due to a financial meltdown, he then returned to Scotland in 2016, leading Hibernian to the topflight from the lower division, he then did wonders by securing a place for them in UCL.
He returned to Celtic in February 2019 following the exit of Brendan Rodgers, on an interim basis, thinking he would replicate and achieve more accolades than his first spell at the side. He consequently guided them to win the league title and Scottish Cups in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns respectively.
But Neil Lennon has resigned, due to the fact that the Hoops cannot me Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, who are believed to be champion elect of the Scottish league.
Celtic are 18 points behind the Rangers.
The 1-0 loss suffered by Celtic to Ross county made the Lennon’s future at the club questionable, at which he promised never to walk away from his responsibilities unless he is shown the exit door
But Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard was not surprised at the decision of Lennon, taking no personal satisfaction from it.
“I can’t say I’m surprised because of obviously what’s been going on over there.” Gerrard said
“But I take no personal satisfaction from seeing that news (happen) to Neil or any other fellow manager that happens to. So I wish him well for the future.” he said in a pre match conference ahead of the Europa League tie against Royal Antwerp
“I only really found out about it this morning but obviously the focus for me is on the game tomorrow.” he ended
Celtic will be hosting fourth place Aberdeen next Saturday.