Celtic boss Neil Lennon will be hoping that history repeats itself when the Hoops take on Rangers in his first Glasgow derby as interim manager.

Back in 2010, he led Celtic to a win over Rangers in his first derby as interim boss first time around. Goals from Lee Naylor and Marc-Antoine Fortune gave Celtic a 2-1 win. Ultimately, the match didn’t matter as Rangers had already won the league title.

Win could have led to manager’s job

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Lennon ended up getting the Celtic manager’s job that summer, and the win over Rangers might well have contributed to that.

The same thing could happen again should Lennon lead the Hoops to a win on Sunday. However, this game has a lot more riding on it than the fixture nine years ago.

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The title has not yet been decided yet. Although it would be all but over with a Hoops win. Similarly, to the game in 2010 though, Lennon will be looking to improve on some unconvincing performances.


The similarities are there

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In 2010, it was the Scottish Cup defeat to Ross County, in 2019 it is grim struggles against Aberdeen and Dundee.

It is too early to tell if Neil Lennon will be appointed as Celtic manager once more. However, the similarities are there with his situation in 2010.

A win over Rangers could lead to the same outcome of nine years ago. The naming of Neil Lennon as permanent Celtic manager.

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