Former Bolton Wanderers and Celtic boss Neil Lennon wants a return to management in England, reports The Sun on Sunday (23.05.21, pg. 59).
Lennon, 49, was most recently at Celtic. It was his second stint in charge of the Scottish club and it was brought to an abrupt end in the season just concluded.
His tenure had turned sour and many fans had grown frustrated at his running of the club – Celtic are now closing in on the appointment of ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
Lennon though is reportedly keen on a managerial job in England having spent time at Bolton Wanderers between 2014 and 2016 which, to date, is his only managerial spell in England.
Then a Championship side, Lennon would steer Bolton away from relegation in the 2014/15 season but would leave by mutual consent in March 2016 with the Trotters nailed to the bottom of the Championship table.
Alan Nixon writes how the Northern Irishman is ‘looking to work in England’ and that he’s signing up with an agency to ‘improve his PR’.
Given his supposed interest in returning to the English game. Lennon won’t be short of suitors going into the summer.
He remains a manager with vast experience and at the highest level too – with Celtic, Lennon won five Scottish Premiership titles and four Scottish Cups.
His Bolton stint split opinion but English clubs likely won’t be deterred by that given his Celtic experience, and what’s more is that he maintains those connections to the Scottish club which could prove beneficial to whichever club he takes charge of next.