Neil Lennon: Celtic manager 'felt he could fly' after beating Hearts

Neil Lennon: Celtic manager 'felt he could fly' after beating Hearts

Neil Lennon: Celtic manager 'felt he could fly' after beating Hearts

Neil Lennon has returned to Celtic to take over from outgoing manager Brendan Rodgers, in a dramatic turn of events for the green half of Glasgow.

The former midfielder's return to Parkhead has raised questions of why he left Celtic in the first place and why did he depart from Hibs earlier this year?

He joined Celtic in 2016 and has won every domestic trophy on offer since, lifting two trebles of Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and League Cup, as well as this season's League Cup.

On Tuesday, the 46-year-old was announced as the new boss of the Foxes following the sacking of Claude Puel following a string of poor results.

"I have given everything to Celtic as a player and manager already in my career and I am ready to do the same again".

The Swans won widespread plaudits for an impressive first season under Rodgers in the Premier League in 2011/12, where their stylish displays helped them to an 11th-placed finish.

Show desire, hunger, pick up regular wins, progress through another Scottish Cup round and the pressure on interim manager Neil Lennon's shoulders will be vast.

"We were on a journey of great success over these last years but when the opportunity came to talk to Leicester and I was able to analyse it, it allowed me to think that I'd probably achieved and taken the club maybe at Celtic as far as I could at this moment".

Leicester caretaker boss Mike Stowell said Brendan Rodgers' rousing speech after victory over Brighton inspired his new squad. The atmosphere is the best in the world, I got lost in the goal.

Towards the end of Hibs" first season back in the top flight, Lennon said in May 2018: "We look like we are going to finish fourth, which is unacceptable for me.

"When we appointed Brendan we knew we were bringing someone of the highest standard to Celtic".

"If it happens, wherever he goes, I obviously wish him luck because he's a good guy".

Little over 24 hours had passed since Rodgers' exit for Leicester City by the time the match kicked off at Tynecastle, and Lennon conceded it had been "difficult" for the players.

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