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  • Neil Lennon: I will do all I can to bring more success to this club

    Neil Lennon: I will do all I can to bring more success to this club

    By: Joe Donnelly on 26 Feb, 2019 19:31

  • NEIL Lennon says he’s immensely proud to return as Celtic manager, and he will do everything in his power to bring more success to the club which is so close to his heart.

    The new Hoops boss acknowledged the circumstances in which he re-enters Paradise, but stressed his desire to replicate the success the Scottish champions have enjoyed in recent years as well as during his last spell as Celtic manager.

    In an exclusive interview with Celtic TV, Neil Lennon said: “I feel a wide range of emotions, and the first one is obviously pride. I’ve got the privilege of doing this job again, and I’ve obviously got a huge amount of gratitude for the club taking a leap of faith in me once more.

    “It’s difficult circumstances. There’s a chasm to fill with Brendan leaving. He’s done a remarkable job, but I’m here for the club. The club comes first as do the players. I want to bring as much success during my time here as I possibly can.

    “There’re always huge expectations at this club and the players have been absolutely exceptional over the last two-and-a-half to three years, with the level of performance, and the trophy haul as well.

    “All I want to do is carry that on – it’s not broken and I’m not coming in and looking to revolutionise anything. I’ll lean on John Kennedy a lot he’s been with Brendan for these last two-and-a-half-years and he knows how it works, the system and the routine. I’ll tap into that a lot.”

    Neil Lennon made 304 appearances as a Celtic player, and enjoyed a successful spell as manager between 2010 and 2014, securing the first three league titles of the Hoops' current seven-in-a-row run.

    To this end, the new Celtic manager has a thorough understanding of the club and its history, but stressed his arrival isn’t about individuals and is instead about bringing yet more trophies to Paradise.     

    He added: “It’s not about me coming back, it’s not about Brendan leaving. It’s about Celtic winning the league and hopefully winning another cup as well.

    “I just want to say that I will do all that I can to bring success to the football club, and try to produce the style of football that the supporters are accustomed to under the previous manager.”  

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