Jozo Simunovic wants Neil Lennon as Celtic manager

General view outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Neil Lennon was appointed the Celtic manager following Brendan Rodgers’s departure to Leicester City.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Jozo Simunovic of Celtic and Connor McLennan of Aberdeen

Celtic central defender Jozo Simunovic has suggested to The Scottish Sun that he wants Neil Lennon to get the managerial job at Celtic Park on a permanent basis.

Lennon was appointed the Celtic manager in February 2019 following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City in the Premier League.

The former Northern Ireland international midfielder has been given the managerial role at Celtic Park until the end of the season.

 

It is not yet clear if Lennon will be kept in his role at the Hoops beyond the season, but 24-year-old central defender has suggested that he wants the 47-year-old to be the manager beyond the summer.

Simunovic told The Scottish Sun about Lennon: “Things are going really well. It is all good. It’s not just me, I think the other players want it to happen too.

“But there are some things the players can’t decide, that is for others. But I would say all players are happy at the moment with the coaching staff.”

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic;  Jozo Simunovic of Celtic arrives for the match

Celtic stay for Neil Lennon?

This is Lennon’s second spell as the Celtic manager, and he was brilliant and hugely successful the first time he was handed the Hoops’ job.

Lennon is tried and tested, and it does make sense for the Celtic board to hand him the managerial role on a permanent basis.

Neil Lennon the Celtic manager during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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