Neil Lennon is a lot like Neil Warnock and is an ideal candidate to be the next Sheffield United manager.

That is according to ex-Blades goalkeeper and new Football Insider columnist Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively about the “crazy” 49-year-old.

Lennon has been out of work since resigning from his Celtic post in February after overseeing the club’s first Scottish Premiership failure in a decade.

He is among the bookies’ favourites to succeed Chris Wilder in South Yorkshire with current interim manager Paul Heckingbottom and ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.

Kenny hailed Lennon who he worked with briefly during his playing career, claiming that he would be a solid option for the manager’s job.

“I was with Lenny at Bolton for a few months,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“I think you know what you’re gonna get with him. He wears his heart on his sleeve. Crazy as anything.

“They’re a team that are looking to bounce back up and he’s a good option.

“He did really well with us at Bolton. We looked like we were going to go down and he took over and saved us.

“We were struggling really badly and he came in and kept us up quite comfortably. They could definitely do worse.

“He’s really strict. He reminds me a bit of Warnock where he was strict but you can have a bit of a laugh with him as well.”

Wilder left the blades in March with the club rooted at the foot of the Premier League table.

He oversaw two automatic promotions in his five-year stretch as United boss.

In other news, Sheffield United among the clubs chasing “Rolls Royce” defender.