Lennon poised for Celtic post

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Neil Lennon is set to be unveiled as Celtic's new manager on Wednesday morning.

The Hoops have called an 11am press conference at Parkhead where they will parade the man who will replace Tony Mowbray at the helm.

It is understood former captain Lennon has been handed the role after securing eight wins from eight Clydesdale Bank Premier League games as interim boss in the wake of Mowbray's departure.

The 38-year-old has been the subject of speculation for weeks and fans have welcomed the news that the uncertainty is set to finally come to an end.

"It was dragging on and it was meant to be last week or the week before," said Alan Horne, president of the Affiliation of Celtic Supporters Clubs.

"Now it's resolved and the job at hand is to get the league flag back.

"He had one blip - the obvious one against Ross County in the Scottish Cup - but he won all eight league games, including beating Rangers at Celtic Park so his record is certainly good in that sense."

Former captain Lennon took over the helm in a caretaker capacity when Mowbray parted company with Celtic after just nine months in March.

Hopes of landing the post long-term were initially dealt a blow following a shock Active Nation Scottish Cup exit to Irn-Bru First Division side Ross County. But an impressive recovery saw Celtic win all their SPL matches under Lennon to place him firmly in the frame for the job.

Reports suggest Lennon will be assisted in his new role by Johan Mjallby, Alan Thompson and Garry Parker.

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