Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes he will return to football in due course.

However, The Hoops shouldn’t be one of the Irishman’s future destinations.

Various reasons that caused the Celtic legend to leave will still linger and he wouldn’t want to upset his legacy.

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Instead, Lenny should be looking towards building a CV down south instead of treading old ground.

Lennon doesn’t know where managerial future lies

The 47-year old is in his 10th year of football management and has had several big jobs in his time.

He was Celtic youth coach before joining the first-team for a few successful years before a tough time at Bolton.

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Hibernian promoting manager Neil Lennon. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, at Hibernian, Lennon got the Edinburgh side promoted and competing at the top half of the Premiership.

This said, the former captain’s next job may be outside the UK this time.


He told the Daily Record: “I’ll go to as many games as I can, maybe visit a few clubs, try to refresh my thinking and knowledge, prepare myself for a return.

“England, abroad, maybe again in Scotland. I’ll always keep my options open. Football is a very difficult industry to get work at times.”

Manager’s stock isn’t high in England due to Bolton job. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Due to his latest Hibs debacle, it would perhaps be best for him to rebuild his CV overseas, plus it would be a tougher challenge.

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If the opportunity does arrive for Lennon to return to Parkhead, both sides should think very carefully about it.

He does have a good league record, but his cup performances were poor overall.

Whereas, one of the reasons for him leaving in the past was reportedly over money for players and even Brendan Rodgers experienced a similar problem last summer.

Former player and manager left the club due to money dispute with Celtic board. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

If the Irishman has eyes for a bigger job then going down south to work his way up the division would do him a world of good to perhaps get into the English Premier League.

His Bolton stint won’t have done him any favours, so he must go and right his wrongs when it comes to English management.

It’s best for all parties than Lennon’s future lies away from Celtic.

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