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Tag: Neil Lennon

‘I sound like Donald Trump!’ – Celtic boss Lennon unhappy with ‘fake news’
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‘I sound like Donald Trump!’ – Celtic boss Lennon unhappy with ‘fake news’

The manager has been the subject of dismissal rumours which, along with criticism of his squad, he has not taken lying down Celtic manager Neil Lennon borrowed from the Donald Trump phrasebook to hit out at the "fake news" that has dogged his side through their recent dip in form. The Bhoys, seeking a record 10th consecutive Scottish league title in 2020-21, went down in the Old Firm Derby to Rangers and again last Thursday in the Europa League against Milan before salvaging a 3-3 draw at the weekend with Abderdeen to extend their winless run to three games. On-loan Brighton defender Shane Duffy in particular has been targeted for criticism over his performances, as Celtic trail their Glasgow rivals by six points at the top of the Scottish Premiership, albeit with a game in hand.
‘It’s suicidal!’ – Lennon frustrated by ‘crazy’ Celtic defending following Champions League exit
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‘It’s suicidal!’ – Lennon frustrated by ‘crazy’ Celtic defending following Champions League exit

The manager refused to look for excuses after his side lost to CFR Cluj in qualifying Neil Lennon accused Celtic of conceding "crazy, suicidal" goals against CFR Cluj as they suffered a shock Champions League qualifying defeat. The Scottish champions were beaten 4-3 in Glasgow on Tuesday to lose the tie 5-4 on aggregate and miss out on a play-off match against Slavia Prague. Celtic were 1-0 down at half-time but moved 2-1 up through James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard, only for Abdel Billel Omrani to level the scores from the penalty spot.
Nomme Kalju 0-2 Celtic (0-7 agg):
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Nomme Kalju 0-2 Celtic (0-7 agg):

Aleksandr Kulinits' own goal and Marian Shved's strike ensured Celtic will play Cluj in the Champions League's third qualifying round. Celtic progressed to the Champions League third qualifying round after a 2-0 win at Nomme Kalju secured a 7-0 aggregate triumph. Neil Lennon's side had done most of the hard work at home last week but they triumped again in Tallinn on Tuesday. The Scottish title winners are now two rounds away from reaching the group stage of the Champions League, having lost to AEK Athens in the third qualifying round last season.
Sarajevo 1 Celtic 3: Lennon’s side score vital away goals
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Sarajevo 1 Celtic 3: Lennon’s side score vital away goals

Michael Johnston inspired a Celtic comeback as Neil Lennon's side won 3-1 away to Sarajevo in Champions League qualifying. Celtic beat Sarajevo 3-1 away in the opening leg of their Champions League first round qualifier. Neil Lennon's side face a long road to the group stages but got their European campaign off to a good start with a hard-fought victory in Bosnia-Herzegovina's capital on Tuesday. They had to come from behind, Mirko Oremus putting Sarajevo in front from a poorly defended set piece, with Michael Johnston heavily involved in Celtic's comeback.
Celtic offer Lennon manager role on permanent basis
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Celtic offer Lennon manager role on permanent basis

The Northern Irish boss was offered the job just an hour after leading the Hoops to a Scottish Cup victory Celtic have confirmed that Neil Lennon has been offered their managerial job on a permanent basis. Lennon took over as caretaker boss in February after Brendan Rodgers left the club to become manager of Leicester City. The 47-year-old guided Celtic to a third consecutive treble, which was clinched on Saturday with a 2-1 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts.
Ambrose Finally Joins Hibernian For Pre-season
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Ambrose Finally Joins Hibernian For Pre-season

Nigerian defender, Efe Ambrose, has finally joined his Scottish Premiership club Hibernian for pre-season after going AWOL. According to Edinburgh Evening News, Ambrose returned on Thursday following an extended period of absence, with the player saying it was due to “personal reasons”. Hibernian boss, Neil Lennon who expressed displeasure over Ambrose’s late arrival for pre-season, stated that he is pleased the defender has finally joined up with his teammates. “Efe is back,” Lennon said. “He was supposed to be in on Monday but he had a bit of a personal issue to attend to so he is back in the building and there was a full explanation for it. “He may not be ready for Saturday (against Montrose in the Scottish League Cup) but he should be ready for Ross County game on Friday. ...
Hibernian To Sanction Efe Ambrose For Missing Pre-Season
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Hibernian To Sanction Efe Ambrose For Missing Pre-Season

Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose will most likely be sanctioned by his Scottish club Hibernian after he failed to resume for the pre-season training, his coach Neil Lennon has disclosed. The manager said Ambrose was given an extended summer break, but Lennon revealed he can’t get in touch with the player who ought to have returned to work by now. “There’s no sign of Efe, so he is in a bit of trouble. I can’t get a hold of him at all. He was given a wee bit of time off but he is pushing the boundaries now,” Lennon reported. “The sooner he is back, for his sake, the better. “It will be discussed behind closed doors so he’s got that to look forward to when he gets back.” The former Celtic player has missed all of Hibernian’s pre-season games. Ambrose signed a two-year deal after...