Nir Bitton has delivered a one word verdict on Neil Lennon’s return to Celtic – ‘great’. Bitton has revealed that he was delighted that the man who signed him for Celtic has returned to the club.

“It’s great to have him back. He brought me in and believed in me then” he told the Scottish Sun.

“I will always try to do my best for the team, whether it’s Neil, Brendan or a different coach.”


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Bitton was signed by the Hoops from FC Ashdod in 2013, and is one of the longest serving players at the club.

No coincidence at return to side

It is more than a coincidence that Bitton’s first two starts since returning from a knee injury were Lennon’s first two games in charge.

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Lennon is obviously relying on the players that he is familiar with. Which is why Mikael Lustig has also returned to the Hoops side.

Experienced players have returned to side

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These players have seen and done it all in their years with the Hoops. They are experienced as winners, which is a good quality to have in a title race.

Should Lennon become the Hoops boss on a permanent basis, it would not be a surprise to see Bitton as one of the first names on the team sheet.

He is a player that the manger trusts. He has proved to a valuable addition to the squad in the six years he has been at Celtic. Under Lennon, that run is more than capable of continuing.

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