Neil Lennon names the legendary manager he wants to emulate

By John Reid

June 1, 2019

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has revealed that there is a manger that he would like to emulate in his second spell as Hoops manager.

That manager is former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who was in charge of the Premier League side for 22 years.

Lennon has admitted that if possible, he would love to be at Celtic for around 20 years. However, he does admit that the chances of that happening are a bit remote.

“It is very rare”

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“It is very rare in the modern game now” he said, as reported by the Scotsman.

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“The modern coach maybe has five or six years maximum these days. I am not saying I am going to be here for the next 20 years. But if I am, I would be delighted.”

The chances of Lennon remaining at Celtic for 20 years aren’t great. That just doesn’t happen in football any more, unless it is special cases like Wenger of Alex Ferguson.

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Usually a four or five-year stay

At Celtic a manager usually stays at the club if they are successful for around four to five seasons. Indeed, in Lennon’s first spell as Hoops boss he left after four years.

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Therefore, it would seem that Lennon will be the Hoops manager for the next four of five seasons if things go well.

If they don’t go well though, his stay could be a lot shorter than that. Hopefully that is not the case though, and he is as successful in his second spell as manager as he was in his first spell.