Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has stated that the current Cinch Premiership vacancy at St Johnstone is of little interest to him. Lennon is one of the first names linked to most jobs that come up in Scotland owing to his success at Celtic and Hibs; however, he has been out of a job since leaving Omonia Nicosia last year.
Earlier today, St Johnstone’s approach for David Martindale over their vacancy was rebuffed and, now they are required to go back to the drawing board to considering filling this vacancy. However, Lennon will not be one person that will be taking the job.
The St Johnstone vacancy will likely attract a number of coaches in Scotland but it appears to be a hazardous position, given that the owners are clearly trying to sell up and move on.
Recently, Lennon has been linked with a move into International management with the Ireland job regularly suggested. The Irishman, who had two spells as Celtic manager, was linked with a return to the dugout with St Johnstone but made it clear that it wasn’t something that was of interest to him at present.
Lennon was hugely successful as a player making 264 appearances after joining from Leicester City. The Irishman won ten titles with Celtic, eight Scottish Cups and three league cups in two spells as manager and as a player.