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Appointing Neil Lennon would surely damage Celtic’s hopes of re-signing Filip Benkovic

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Appointing Neil Lennon would surely damage Celtic’s hopes of re-signing Filip Benkovic

Neil Lennon has left Filip Benkovic on the bench.

According to a report by The Leicester Mercury, Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic would be open to staying at Celtic for another season.

Benkovic has been impressive since joining on loan from Leicester last summer. He has played 26 games and established himself as a fan favourite at Parkhead.

The 21-year-old still has a future at Leicester, especially with Brendan Rodgers at the helm. Rodgers was the man to bring Benkovic to Celtic and he rates him highly.

 

But in the short-term, Leicester are well-stocked in central defence. With Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans, Wes Morgan and Caglar Soyuncu, Leicester have four centre-backs competing for two spots.

Benkovic would only add to that dilemma. Rodgers has given an update and said that if the Croatian defender does leave, he will head back to Celtic.

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But this plan could be damaged if Neil Lennon stays as Celtic manager. The Northern Irishman is the interim manager until the end of the season and would be interested in the full-time job.

With Lennon in charge, Benkovic has struggled for minutes at Celtic. Since Lennon’s return to Celtic in February, Benkovic has managed just three outings for the Bhoys.

There is no doubt that Celtic fans will want Benkovic to return. So perhaps the club will need to rethink any plans to keep Lennon beyond the end of this season.

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