Neil Lennon’s name in the mix for Ireland job after Stephen Kenny update

Celtic legend Neil Lennon is in the mix for the Ireland job after the FAI announced that Stephen Kenny’s contract would not be renewed. The 52-year-old has seemingly been holding out for a new opportunity in recent months and all signs have pointed towards the Irishman taking over from Kenny.

Kenny was informed of his fate at a meeting on Wednesday evening; however, he has left his successor with a young squad that will be eager to succeed.

Lennon won ten titles with Celtic, eight Scottish Cups and three league cups in two spells as manager and as a player. He is undoubtedly a Celtic legend but he also has successes with Hibs (promotion and highest finish) as well as with Omonia Nicosia winning Cyprus Cup and taking them to the Europa League.

Celtic have a somewhat vested interest in who takes over as Ireland manager given that the club have two players in the Mens National Team set up – Liam Scales and Mikey Johnston. Both players have made an impact with the Irish team under Kenny but their fortunes back in Glasgow have been poles apart.

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