Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is top of the Hibernian wish list for their managerial position, according to a report.

The Edinburgh side are currently without a boss after parting company with Lee Johnson at the weekend.

As we told you yesterday, Lennon says he would be interested in returning to the club he managed between 2016 and 2019. Now it seems like that desire for a reunion may be matched by the Easter Road hierarchy.

The Scottish Sun have reported the significant update that Hibs have identified Lennon as their “number one replacement” for Johnson. They are said to have sounded out the former Celtic captain about the role with the owners keen to find out how he feels about a return to the club.

On the face of it, that would make it sound like an appointment is a shoe-in. With Lennon admitting he’d be keen on a return and Hibernian having him at the top of their list, surely it’s just a matter of sorting out a contract?

Of course, football is a lot more complicated than that. It still remains to be seen if a deal can be done.

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If Lennon did return to the Premiership it would be big news. Like him or loathe him, the 52-year-old is box-office and his re-arrival would be good news for the Scottish game.

It would also be a bit of a throwback to 2018 having him and Brendan Rodgers in the respective Hibernian and Celtic dugouts. His reaction at Celtic Park would be pretty interesting too.

For all of that drama alone, we want to see it happen.

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