Scottish football fans feel Neil Lennon's move to Celtic is suspicious

By David Walton

February 28, 2019

Scottish football fans have been going into meltdown over Neil Lennon’s arrival at Parkhead.

Less than a month after Lennon released a joint statement with Hibernian announcing his departure, he was in the dugout for the Hoops. That came in last night’s 2-1 success at Tynecastle.

Neil Lennon worked wonders at Hibernian over the last two-and-a-half years (Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

On Saturday night, Lennon will continue his repair work at Celtic with a Scottish Cup quarter-final at Easter Road. Ironically, the match against Hibs sees Lennon return to Easter Road for the first time since he left Leith.

This, of course, all came after Brendan Rodgers controversially left Parkhead just days ago. And as you can imagine, some fans of Scottish football feel the timing is suspicious. Speaking on Twitter, here are some of the views of non-Celtic fans.


Scottish football’s Columbos are all coming out now. It was all clearly Lennon’s masterplan to fall out with Florian Kamberi just so he could leave Hibs. Because, after all, it’s not like he could’ve just resigned, is it?

In all seriousness, Lennon carried out a tremendous job at Hibernian. Getting them promoted and to two cup semi-finals, you would think some of the Hibs supporters would be a tad more grateful. It’s not as if Lennon up and ditched them like his fellow countryman did to us – Lennon’s exit was inevitable.

Lennon is back at Celtic where be belongs (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He’ll head to Easter Road looking to complete the job his employers have asked of him. It’s hardly a crime, and Lennon left Hibs with a stable squad that has therefore provided new manager Paul Heckingbottom with the simplest of jobs early on. Not much has needed to be tweaked at Hibs, and Heckingbottom has Lennon’s recruitment to thank for that.

But to claim Lennon’s exit from Easter Road was all one big conspiracy is surely a bit too House of Cards, is it not? Lennon seemed to cherish the work he was doing at Hibs, and simply wanted high standards.

On Saturday, Lennon will subsequently get the chance to stick it to Scottish football’s detectives with a huge Scottish Cup victory.