Brendan Rodgers: This is who would be Celtic manager if I wasn't here
By Abigail Withey
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that if he wasn’t manager at Celtic, he thinks the job would have gone to the Hoops’ former manager Neil Lennon.
Lennon, now manager at newly promoted side Hibernian, was at the helm of the Parkhead club between 2010 and 2014 before he announced that he was parting company with the Glaswegian side.
Rodgers took over at the club following the departure of Ronny Deila at the end of the 2015/16 season, but believes that if the job was up for grabs again then Lennon would return to the Bhoys for his second stint.
“There is no doubt that if I wasn’t manager here, if I was to say who’ll be Celtic manager I would say Neil Lennon,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
“There is no question about that. I think the board spoke to a number of people but he was very good in his time here and if it ever comes to him again he would do equally as well if not better.”
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Rodgers moved to the Scottish club after leaving Premier League side Liverpool during the previous year and quickly settled in at Paradise.
Within the first few months of his reign, the Northern Irish manager guided his side to secure the Scottish League Cup before going on to complete the domestic treble.
Celtic look to be replicating last year’s success as they remain unbeaten in the Premiership and have made it into the semi-finals of the League Cup too.
The Glaswegian outfit face Lennon and his squad on Saturday afternoon in the Premiership as Celtic play host to Hibernian.
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