Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has made the remarkable admission that he did not enjoy his side convincing 2-1 win over Celtic.
The Hoops made the trip to Easter Road hoping to clinch another league title, but Lennon’s men were more than worthy of their victory on the day.
Despite the win, with Jamie Maclaren and Vykintas Slivka scoring before Odsonne Edouard’s late strike, Lennon admitted that he didn’t enjoy defeating the side he both played for and managed with distinction.
“I don’t get any enjoyment out if it. I am proud of my own team, but there is no enjoyment,’ he said, as quoted by the Herald.
Lennon has done an excellent job with the Easter Road side this season, and has them challenging for the runners-up spot in the Scottish Premiership table after only one sack back in Scotland’s top league following promotion.
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Lennon’s comments are striking, as it is obvious to all that he still has an affinity to Celtic after spending so many years at the club. The other thing to take away from the comments – perhaps Lennon is positioning himself for a return to the manager’s seat at Celtic Park once more. With the rumours over the future of Brendan Rodgers – who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, you would have to imagine that Lennon would be one of the favourites for the managers job when Rodgers departs. Only time will tell but those comments were certainly worth taking a note of, as is the managerial position at Celtic Park.
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