Neil Lennon set for surprise talks with European club in ‘next 72 hours’

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon could be appointed as the manager of Greek giants Olympiakos. The 51-year-old is looking to get back into the game and has been linked with a number of roles in recent months.

According to Edinburgh Evening News, Lennon’s representatives will speak to the Greek club in the next 72 hours. Olympiakos are owned by Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, who was pictured in Greece last summer with Ange Postecoglou.

IMAGO/ Belga. Omonia’s head coach Neil Lennon pictured during the match between Cypriot soccer club Omonia Nicosia and Belgian team KAA Gent, first leg in the play-offs for the UEFA Europa League competition, Thursday 18 August 2022 in Gent. Photo Kurt Desplenter

Lennon has been out of work since leaving Omonia in Cyprus last year. The report states that Lennon, who won the Cyrpus Cup, has admirers in Europe given his track record at Celtic, Hibs and Omonia. In a recent interview, Lennon said that he was speaking with a few clubs about opportunities ahead of the close season and you would imagine that he would have a few teams keen on hiring the Irishman. Furthermore, the report continues suggesting that Lennon has an eye on a crack at England.

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Lennon won ten titles with Celtic, eight Scottish Cups and three league cups in two spells as manager and as a player. He will always be a Celtic legend but it was clear that his time as manager was up. Lennon will be recognised for all that he has done for the club but it may take some time as the 2020/21 season was incredibly tough for everyone involved.

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  1. Why is it a surprise he has experience he is better coach now than when lost the league on celts going for 20 in a row and he will have learned a lot in that season how to treat players and he will be more open to players respect and be respected
    after that season might in his and celtic mind his worst moments but could be what makes him from a potential to a great coach don’t be surprised if he is not back at Celtic_fc_1888 at some part if his life he will think he has unfinished work at celtic family he is intelligent man not the man our scottish press made him scottish sfa and law have a lot to be ashamed hiw the treated him