Neil Lennon will not be continuing as Celtic manager for a fifth season after announcing his departure.
Celtic will be on the lookout for a new manager this summer after it was announced Neil Lennon would not be continuing in the role. He has been a hugely successful manager for them guiding The Hoops to three consecutive Scottish Premier League titles as well as two Scottish Cups.
The Daily Mail believes former Celtic legend Henrik Larsson could be in line to take over from Lennon, with Steve Clarke, Malky Mackay and David Moyes also mentioned.
Celtic fans have reacted on Twitter to this surprising news, and as expected they are sad to see their former club captain leave the club.
Neil Lennon is and always will be a Celtic legend and a will always love him for wit he's went through at Celtic. Truly sad to see him go— Daniel Bradley (@danielbradley1) May 22, 2014
Sad to see Neil Lennon leave Parkhead. Stood up like a real man in the face of sectarian abuse. God Bless Neil Lennon #GBNL— Stephen OShaughnessy (@Justice96OSeach) May 22, 2014
I don't. I would like to say good luck Neil in your future endeavours, you are the best Celtic manager in the modern era. #NeilLennon— Stefan Carlin (@StefanCarlin) May 22, 2014
Neil Lennon was the best thing to happen to Celtic in years. Gutted he's gone.— Lily(Pauline)Murphy (@lily_murphy_) May 22, 2014
Others have already started speculating as to who his replacement could be, whilst there is no shortage of football fans hoping he will take over at their club.
Neil Lennon's left Celtic. Can we have him at Newcastle please?— What Dan Said (@AKA_DanThompson) May 22, 2014
Neil Lennon leaving Celtic has surprised me, surely he has something lined up, I can see Jackie McNamara getting the job.— Grant mccann (@grantmccann11) May 22, 2014
Neil Lennon for Spurs job?— Alistair Masön (@Alistair_Mason) May 22, 2014
Odds on Neil Lennon to be Leicester manager by Christmas?— Mark Butcher (@Mark_Butcher) May 22, 2014
A year ago.. Any celtic fan would have jumped at the chance of David Moyes as celtic manager.. I still feel the same— Pep (@Zombiesarenuts) May 22, 2014
There now awaits a very interesting summer for Celtic and Neil Lennon and it will be intriguing to see which direction they take next. Celtic will have to find a replacement fairly quickly with their Champions League campaign getting underway in July.