Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell wants to name Neil Lennon as the next permanent Hoops manager.

According to BBC Scotland’s chief sports writer Tom English, Lawwell believes Lennon is the right man for the job and would like him to be the Hoops’ next permanent boss.

Lennon took interim charge at Parkhead following Brendan Rodgers’ departure to Leicester City and oversaw his side’s fantastic 3-0 victory against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi final on Sunday.

The Hoops are looking at other targets should Lennon look to move on from Celtic at the end of the season, but he is the man the Hoops chief executive wants according to English.

Peter Lawwell wants to give the Celtic job to Neil Lennon – I know that. When he appointed him as interim manager, he was very, very grateful Lennon was there and took it and dug him out of a hole.

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If Neil Lennon wasn’t available, it would have been a problem. I think Lawwell wants to give it to him and wants Lennon to put up a pretty compelling case for it and today was a pretty compelling case. But Lawwell would not be doing his job if he wasn’t looking around other markets to see who else was available.

Celtic’s pursuit of a third consecutive domestic treble is still on as they progressed through to the Scottish Cup final following Sunday’s victory over Aberdeen.

The Dons were outclassed by Lennon’s side, and saw both Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson receive red cards, while manager Derek McInnes and assistant boss Tony Docherty were sent to the stands.


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