Lennon to leave Celtic which paves the way for a move to Norwich or West Brom

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is to leave the club after four years in charge, during which he won three Scottish Premier League titles.

It has been announced that Neil Lennon's four-year spell as manager of Celtic will be coming to an end.

It is thought that Lennon has been considering his position for some time and has decided to leave the club after being disappointed at the playing budget for next season. Lennon has achieved almost all that you can during his spell at Celtic, also winning two Scottish Cups domestically. Last season he guided Celtic into the last 16 of the Champions League, with the pinnacle of his career also coming in that competition following a victory over Barcelona.

Things have been made easier for Lennon and Celtic in the last two years, with rivals Glasgow Rangers playing their football further down the pyramid. This year they won the league by an incredible 29 point margin, and the competitiveness has lacked in the SPL since Rangers' departure from the league.

Neil Lennon could now be set for a new challenge, and in the last few months has already been linked with various jobs. The strongest link has associated him with a move to Norwich City. The Canaries were relegated from the Premier League and it looks as if a new manager will be appointed to replace Neil Adams. 

Malky Mackay and Gianfranco Zola have also been linked with the role at Carrow Road, and looked to be favourites considering they are both out of work which makes things easier. However now Lennon is also in the same boat, the Norwich board may switch their attentions to the former Northern Ireland international.

The Daily Express believes that Lennon is a target for Norwich, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, West Ham United and Leicester City despite the last three clubs currently having a manager in place.

West Bromwich Albion parted company with Pepe Mel shortly after the season's conclusion and will be alerted to the news that Neil Lennon is now without a job. Lennon has plenty admirers from his spell at Celtic and shouldn't be out of work for too long if indeed he his keen to get back into management as soon as possible.

Sky Bet have made Lennon the 8/15 favourite for the Norwich job although he could be tempted if a Premier League offer comes along.

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