Celtic told to avoid the 'next Neil Lennon' as interview lined up - Agbonlahor

Gabriel Agbonlahor has insisted Celtic should not appoint Paul Lambert as their next manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa striker who played under Lambert at Villa Park fears his old boss could become the next Neil Lennon at Parkhead.

This site revealed the ex-Hoops midfielder is in line to be interviewed by Parkhead chiefs despite his public claim that he was not interested in the job.

The 51-year-old told the Go Radio Football Show he would not be willing to risk his legacy as a player by taking the manager’s job.

Lambert played over 270 games for the Bhoys and won eight trophies with the Glasgow giants.

Since retiring he has managed nine clubs and was most recently in charge of Ipswich Town before he was replaced by Paul Cook at the beginning of the month.

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Asked whether he could see his former manager taking over at Celtic, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No chance.

“They’ve brought in Neil Lennon twice, Neil Lennon’s done amazing.

“Now Neil Lennon has gone, I just don’t see them bringing in another ex-player in straight away.

“Maybe in the future, but at this moment I don’t see Celtic doing that.

“I feel like even the fan base would rather have someone like Steven Gerrard who has just come in and have fresh ideas.”

Lennon resigned his position at the end of last month after a disastrous campaign that has seen Rangers run away with the title.

The final straw came when the Hoops lost 1-0 to bottom side Ross County on February 21.

In other news, Frank McAvennie has delivered his verdict on Henrik Larsson landing the Celtic job as contact is made with a 43-year-old.