Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon on "temperamental" Edouard and Ange Postecoglou

By Euan Davidson

June 22, 2021

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has spoken out on a range of Bhoys issues.

He even hinted at “mercurial” talent Odsonne Edouard staying at the club, although he admitted that the Frenchman wanted to leave Celtic last season.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, the former Bhoys boss said [TalkSPORT]:

“[Edouard] is a mercurial player, he’s very talented. He’s French though, so he can be a bit temperamental in a quiet sort of way. But he’s a wonderful player.

“Celtic will do very well to keep his services for next year. He made it clear at the start of last season that he saw his future somewhere else, but we’ll see.”

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Lennon then commented on the club’s recruitment model, something he was involved with until February 2021.

He said [TalkSPORT]:

“He’ll want to get his own players in. Celtic need to get a head of recruitment or Director of Football in to help Ange out with players. Recruitment’s going to be important for him.

“But I don’t think it’s as bad as everyone’s making it out to be. There’s still a good core of players there. There were a few who wanted to leave, whether he can get them back onside for this season…”

Former Hoops boss Neil Lennon on Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou

Lennon then spoke highly of new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou.

The Greek-Australian was announced as Celtic’s new manager 12 days ago [Celtic FC], and Lennon claims he’s got a very decent squad to work with.

Lennon said [TalkSPORT]:

“He’s got a blank canvas. The dream of the 10 is gone, if you want to put it that way. So, it’s a new regime, new start. Hopefully he can get his own ideas and philosophies… down quickly.

New Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou / (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

“I know of him. He did a fine job with Yokohama, I know he was on the club’s radar, amongst many other candidates for the job as well. I think they were down the line with Eddie Howe, that didn’t materialise. Ange has got his opportunity and I’m sure he’ll make the most of it.

“I don’t think anybody [understands the job] until you go in and stand on those shoes, but I wouldn’t swap my time at Celtic for anything. And I’m sure he’ll be the same.”

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