Celtic fans have mixed views on potential Neil Lennon return

By David Walton

January 28, 2019

Celtic fans have expressed mixed views on Twitter regarding any potential return for Neil Lennon.

The Northern Irishman has been suspended by Hibernian for the time being. Nobody knows how the situation will pan out, but it’s not looking great from the outside regarding Lennon’s future at Easter Road.

Before taking the job in Leith, he had a short stint at Bolton after a successful time at Celtic. He started the surge to 10-in-a-row and managed to qualify for the Champions League last-16. That’s something Brendan Rodgers has yet to achieve, despite his immense success.

Neil Lennon took Celtic into the Champions League last-16 (David Ramos/Getty Images)

It shows the level of job Lennon did in Glasgow. And the idea of him perhaps becoming available again has given supporters the chance to discuss a return.

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Here, we take a look at some of the mixed reaction to that idea on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/col_cogs/status/1088949217371045888

https://twitter.com/roonye77/status/1089155945257684992

https://twitter.com/IrishTerenceSTL/status/1089304392141033472

Would you take him back?

Lennon remains and will forever be a Celtic legend. It’s not a term to use loosely, but his achievements as both a player and a manager speak for themselves.

But does bringing Lennon back in any capacity truly make sense? The idea of him coming back as a scout may not end up as appealing as it sounds. For every Virgil Van Dijk at Celtic there was a Rami Gershon. For every Victor Wanyama there was a Rabiu Ibrahim. For ever Gary Hooper there was a Miku.

It may not be the shrewdest move the club make at this moment in time. Lennon is surely likely to return to Celtic before the end of his career due to his relationship with the club alone.

Lennon still has a sensational relationship with the Celtic supporters (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It would also be extremely surprising if he didn’t have another crack as manager one day. But, in our opinion, Steve Clarke should be ahead of Lennon given the remarkable work he’s done at Kilmarnock.

It still remains to be seen how this situation plays out in Edinburgh. It doesn’t look great, but automatic suggestions of a return to Celtic were inevitable.

So the big question, therefore, is would you bring him back? If so, would it be now or as the next manager? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.