Celtic’s Anthony Stokes explains why Neil Lennon was his childhood hero

Anthony Stokes reveals his admiration for former Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s playing style.

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has revealed that Neil Lennon was his favourite player while growing up.

Lennon played for the Scottish giants from 2000 until 2007, making over 200 appearances in the Scottish Premier League (now the Scottish Premiership).

The 43-year-old former Northern Ireland international midfielder, who is currently in charge of English championship outfit Bolton Wanderers, also managed Celtic.

Stokes, who joined Celtic from Hibernian in the summer of 2010, stated his admiration of Lennon during a question and answer session on social networking site Twitter on Thursday.

During his playing career at Celtic, Lennon won the league title five times, the Scottish Cup on four occasion and the Scottish League Cup twice. As a manager, he won the league title thrice and the Scottish Cup twice.

Lennon left his post at Celtic in the summer and was appointed the Bolton boss in October.

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