Lennon distances himself from Premier League move to Norwich

The Celtic manager has moved to dismiss reports linking him with a move to beleaguered Premier League outfit Norwich City.

Neil Lennon has no plans to depart Celtic for a move to the Premier League with Norwich City, according to quotes from the Northern Irishman published earlier today.

The 42-year-old had previously been linked with a move to the Carrow Road club, with reports suggesting he was on a shortlist of four names to take over the Canaries from next season.

Lennon has been the subject of intense speculation regarding his future over the past few months, with the former Leicester City midfielder previously linked with a move into the Nottingham Forest hot-seat, prior to Stuart Pearce’s appointment.

However the Bhoys boss has today moved to dismiss any link with the Norwich City job in quotes published by the Glasgow Evening Times.

"It is just speculation and I don't know anything about that," he said.

"It will rumble on. We have had it before, and I am sure we will have it again."

Lennon is currently on a 12-month rolling contract at Celtic Park and looks likely to continue with the club next term, with much of the focus likely to be on making progress in the Champions League.

The 42-year-old, meanwhile, is getting ready to bid assistant manager Johan Mjallby a fond farewell, with the Swede set to depart the club at the end of the season in bid to seek out fresh opportunities.

Lennon has thus far remained tight-lipped as to who will most likely succeed Mjallby in the role, though he did recently admit he would be happy to appoint a complete stranger, provided they could bring something fresh to the role.

With no official news on who will move into the position, Celtic fans can at least take some solace from these latest quotes, which appear to suggest the manager sees his long-term future with the Scottish champions.

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