Celtic manager Neil Lennon has looked back on how he became interim boss.

The Irishman was rushed into the position following the shock departure of Brendan Rodgers in February. Following a treble scoop, Lennon was offered the job on a full time basis in May.

Now heading for another three trophies, Lennon looks back on what was an “amazing” time for him.

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Neil Lennon on Celtic manager whirlwind

The 48-year-old has been there, seen it and done it with his club over many years.

Neil Lennon reflects on how he became Celtic interim boss in February. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Trebles, European wins and massive matches against bitter rivals Rangers as player and manager. However, nothing could have prepared Lenny for a dramatic nine hours on his return to the Hoops.

After Rodgers left the club, Lennon was hoisted into the job, met the players and won late at Hearts.

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He told the Daily Record: “I’ve had a little bit more time to work with them, get to know them and them get to know me.


“It was amazing. I did the press conference at Celtic Park then met the squad. I met most of them for the first time that night.

Odsonne Edouard scored late on at Tynecastle in February. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“You were then straight into the game. I’m not over keen on last-minute goals but you take them.”

Will this Hearts match be just as hard?

The Jambos are in free fall with Lennon even saying his rivals tonight are in “turmoil”.

New manager Daniel Stendel got off to an awful start at the weekend losing to St Johnstone.

Daniel Stendel has a tough job tonight with an injury hit Hearts side. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Furthermore, there are major injury worries with a few key players out for tonight’s match at Tynecastle.

The Hoops are healing themselves with a few still getting their fitness back. Nevertheless, Lennon will be using this crunch banana skin fixture to put some more light between second place.

It may not be the most difficult match his team will play at Tynecastle but an upset is always on the cards. Fans though will just be as happy getting the three points without the last minute drama of the previous season.

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