Lennon agrees deal to become Hibs boss

Former Bolton manager Neil Lennon before the match

HITC Sport understands former Celtic boss agrees deal at Hibernian.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon

Hibernian have agreed a deal with former Celtic boss Neil Lennon to succeed Alan Stubbs at Easter Road, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Stubbs left Hibs for Rotherham United last week after two years in charge of the Edinburgh club.

Stubbs was unable to guide Hibs to promotion back to the Scottish Premiership in his two years in charge, but did lead the club to an historic Scottish Cup final victory over Rangers last month.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Easter Road, but Lennon has been the club's top choice once he made his interest in the role known.

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Lennon has been out of work since leaving Bolton Wanderers in March following a takeover at the club and he is keen to get back into management.

The former Leicester City midfielder is expected to be handed a one-year rolling contract at Hibs and he will be joined by Garry Parker as his assistant having worked together at Celtic and Bolton.

Lennon, who enjoyed four successful seasons in charge of Celtic, winning three successive top-flight titles and two Scottish Cups, will be handed the task of leading Hibs back into the the Scottish Premiership next season as well as competing in the Europa League following their Scottish Cup success.

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