Aberdeen still don’t have a permanent manager following the sacking of Jim Goodwin and club legend Willie Miller reckons that former Celtic boss Neil Lennon should be in the frame.
Lennon has been out of work since leaving Cypriot side Omonoia last year, having won a national cup competition and qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stages.
Recently, the Bhoys boss suggested he was looking for a way back into management and Miller believes the Dons should be sounding him out.
Speaking on BBC Sportsound today, the former defender said: “I would think absolutely. The experience he’s got, the clubs he’s managed, the level he played at and the hunger that he seems to still have.
“He spoke about it there, missing the feeling, and it is a magnificent feeling. He obviously didn’t mention the other side of the coin, when you get a dreadful defeat that drags you down and rips the heart out you at times.
“In the same sentence I can say that Lennon’s had more highs than lows in his career. He should be considered for the Aberdeen job. I don’t know how far they are down the line in terms of coming up with a shortlist. But if you’re looking seriously for a man who ticks a lot of boxes, then you’ve got to look at Neil.”
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Lennon would be a high-profile appointment for the Dons who are looking for a new direction following difficult spells for Goodwin and Stephen Glass. He undoubtedly has the reputation that can galvanise a dressing room.
How popular it would be with fans at Pittodrie is another matter. The former Celtic man may well have to win them round given his long association with the Bhoys.
His presence would definitely live up the Scottish Premiership, so it’ll be interesting to see if Aberdeen follow through on the Lennon option, or at least explore it.