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Bringing back Lennon to replace Rodgers would be backwards step from Celtic

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Bringing back Lennon to replace Rodgers would be backwards step from Celtic

After a poor start to the season and a flirtation with Aston Villa, Brendan Rodgers job is perhaps understandably not totally secure.

One Celtic former Celtic star has revealed who he thinks the club is plotting to replace the Northern Irishman with; Neil Lennon.

Charlie Nicholas told the Scottish Daily Star (p45, 16th October) that some of the powers that be want to bring the former Bhoys manager back to the club.


Lennon is of course now Hibernian manager; but would it be a good move to bring him back to Parkhead?

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Lennon has his qualities; he demands 100 per cent from his team and Celtic would never lack passion with him in charge.

But Celtic need more of a tactician, someone who encourages passing football and on-pitch intelligence. That approach is the only way for them to progress on the European stage, which of course is the only true barometer of their progress, long term.

Lennon would be something of a backwards step. If Rodgers does go, Celtic need someone else of his ilk; perhaps slightly less full of himself, but with equal emphasis on technical quality.

Lennon doesn’t quite fit that bill, and as Nicholas admitted, he would be very hard to get.

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