John Kennedy has revealed that Neil Lennon sent him a text message ahead of today’s game against Aberdeen at Celtic Park. Lennon left the club this week, bringing his second stint in charge to an end. Interim manager Kennedy told BBC Sportsound that Lennon had wished him well earlier today and that he was devastated to hear that the Irishman had left the club earlier this week.
“Yes he has been in touch this morning and sent a wee text wishing us well.
“Still to this day Neil and I have a very close relationship and I was gutted at the start of the week to hear the news, but we both understand there is a job to be done.”
Kennedy will be hoping to restore some proud over what has been a very poor season for the club, following four years of unprecedented success. However, there have been a number of factors contributing to this season and ultimately Lennon and Lawwell had to be held responsible.
Lennon will forever be a Celtic legend and the sentiment towards him will return when the horrors of this season are forgotten. The Irishman dedicated a major chunk of his professional career to Celtic, winning ten league titles, eight Scottish Cups and three League Cups.