Neil Lennon is convinced Celtic will win the forthcoming Old Firm derby

By Amir Mir 

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said he “cannot remember” what was said between him and Ally McCoist diromg their infamous touchline confrontation in 2011.

The 45-year-old did reveal that the clash was more about what McCoist said rather than what he said to the then Rangers assistant boss.

Lennon and McCoist squared up after the Bhoys defeated their Old Firm rivals 1-0 in the Scottish Cup fifth-round replay five years ago.

The ugly scenes after the showdown led to the Scottish Football Association banning the duo from the touchline.

Now the manager of Scottish Championship side Hibernian, Lennon recalled the moment he clashed with McCoist.

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“It wasn’t what I said to Ally, it was what he said to me,” Lennon told Chris Sutton on BT Sport.

“I cannot remember now, it was a bit noisy that night, so emotions got the better of both of us and it made for good reading.”

Mark Wilson had fired the home side ahead, but the ill-tempered affair saw three men given their marching orders by the referee.

Steven Whittaker, Madjid Bougherra and El-Hadji Diouf were all sent off in a typically feisty Glasgow clash.

Former Scotland international McCoist took charge of the Gers the following season, when Walter Smith stepped down as coach.

However, what transpired soon after saw Rangers enter liquidation and subsequently drop down to the fourth-tier of Scottish football.

They made a winning return to the top-flight this season, under former Brentford manager Mark Warburton, but they have already been beaten on two occasions by their Old Firm rivals since their return.

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