Graeme Souness comments on the possibility of Neil Lennon becoming Celtic boss

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Graeme Souness believes Neil Lennon returning to Celtic isn't an impossibility.

Former Rangers player and manager Graeme Souness has told the Belfast Telegraph that he thinks Neil Lennon would be interested in becoming Celtic boss.

The Bhoys are currently on course to win the Scottish Premiership title, which would of course make it two league titles in two seasons for manager Ronny Deila.

For most managers, that would be a great success. For Deila though, it may not be enough to keep him in the job at Celtic Park. Repeated failures in Europe and a host of unconvincing performances in the league have piled the pressure on Deila, with some fans calling for him to go this summer - and those supporters have been considering the alternatives.

One such manager being touted to replace Deila - if the Norwegian does go - is his predecessor Neil Lennon, who left the club back in the summer of 2014.

The 44-year-old left Bolton Wanderers last week, and having won three league titles and two Scottish Cups during his four-year spell as boss, the Northern Irishman remains a popular figure amongst Bhoys fans.

Now, former Rangers boss Graeme Souness - currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports - has been quoted by the Belfast Telegraph as saying that he thinks even after struggling at cash-strapped Bolton, Lennon heading back to Celtic is far from impossible.

Souness also believes that Lennon would be interested in the job, and may even have come out of his spell with Bolton as a better manager, having worked under testing circumstances at the Macron Stadium.

"I don't see that as an impossibility," said Souness. "Neil had such a good time and is very popular there. I was speaking to him this week and I said to him that although he might not feel it now, he will be richer for the experience he gained at Bolton."

"It can help him be a better manager. Next time he should show more diligence and do a bit more homework on what job he takes. Anyone would have been doomed taking charge of Bolton but the Celtic job will interest him," he added.

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