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Rangers great Ally McCoist backs Neil Lennon for the Celtic job

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Neil Lennon is tipped to be one of the favourites to take over from Ronny Deila at Celtic.

Rangers legend Ally McCoist has told BBC Sport that Celtic would be wise to consider appointing Neil Lennon.

The 44-year-old left Bolton by mutual consent yesterday, bringing to an end his time at the Macron Stadium.

Lennon failed to deliver much success to Bolton, but his hands were tied during his time at the Championship club.

The former Northern Ireland international had to deal with the Trotters cutting costs, and he lost many of his better players.

Lennon now is out of work, and he has been hotly tipped to make a return to Celtic.

With current Bhoys boss Ronny Deila’s contract expiring at the end of the season, there are some doubts over whether the Norwegian will be offered new terms.

Lennon won 159 of his 228 matches in charge, and McCoist believes he would be similarly successful if he went back to Parkhead.

"If Celtic do change their manager, I think Neil Lennon would certainly be a possibility," the former Rangers striker said. "He did an exceptional job at Celtic.”

David Moyes and Malky Mackay are two other managers who Celtic have been linked with in recent times (BBC Sport).

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