& # 39; I want to be part of delivering more of these great days & # 39 ;: Celtic hires Neil Lennon on a permanent basis, because Hoops gives him 12-month contract extension
- Peter Lawwell revealed that Neil Lennon had been given the position full time
- This was after the hoops had packed the highs in the Scottish cup final
- Lennon returned to the club he had previously served as captain and manager
Neil Lennon has been confirmed as Celtic & # 39; s permanent manager for a 12-month rolling contract, the Ladbrokes Premiership champions have announced.
Parkhead chief Peter Lawwell revealed that the Northern Irishman had been offered the post full-time in the wake of the William Hill Scottish Cup win over hearts after hoops had packed the highs.
Lennon returned to the club he had previously served as captain and manager in February to take the reins after Brendan Rodgers stopped to accompany Leicester, successfully directing the club as they took their eighth Straight League title for last weekend's Hampden triumph.
Neil Lennon has been confirmed as Celtic & # 39; s permanent manager for a 12-month rolling contract
Lennon will be assisted by John Kennedy – who he inherited from Rodgers & # 39; backroom team – and Damien Duff continued in his role as coach of the first team after being promoted from his reserve team post upon arrival at Lennon.
Lennon said: & # 39; It's a huge honor to be called Celtic manager again. I had always dreamed of returning to this role on a permanent basis and I am absolutely happy to be part of one of the biggest and best clubs in the world – an institution that really means so much to me and one that has always been such a big part of my life.
& # 39; When I was asked to take over in February, I felt it was my duty to do that. Celtic will always be my club and I wanted to help get the job started. & # 39;
Lennon added: & # 39; I was very happy with the way the players kept up to their task and delivered another historic success that will probably never be repeated. I was also very happy that I received so much support from our fans since I returned, something for which I will always be grateful.
Lennon returned to the club he had served as captain and manager earlier in February
& # 39; In just a few weeks time, the trophy days at Celtic Park and securing the Treble Treble in Hampden are two of my biggest football days. The energy, total dedication and passion of our supporters, the dedication, talent and desires of our players. It is these qualities that make our club great and provide such historical occasions.
& # 39; I want to be part of delivering more of these great days and great achievements and I look forward to working with the players, staff and fans to make this possible. & # 39;
Lennon previously held the Parkhead hot seat between 2010 and 2014, led the club to the first three league-crowns on current dominance and conceived the victories of the famous Champions League triumph over Barcelona in November 2012.
Peter Lawwell (center) has supported Lennon to be just as successful the second time around
Now Lawwell has supported the former boss of Bolton and Hibernian to be just as successful for the second time.
He added on the club's website: & # 39; We are delighted to mention Neil as our new manager. Neil stepped on the board and answered our call in February and played a major role in delivering the highs to Celtic under the difficult circumstances.
& # 39; We have known Neil as a player, captain, coach and manager. He has brought great success with Celtic in the past and we are sure that he will do this again in the future. He is a Celtic man, a winner and someone from whom we are happy again as a member of the club.
& # 39; Neil has a great track record in identifying players, and he has been working hard in this area as we try to strengthen this team this summer. We are all looking forward to a positive future together. & # 39;
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