Former Celtic player and manager Neil Lennon has revealed that he was interviewed by the Celtic hierarchy about becoming the manager of the Glasgow club for the second time.
Lennon was previously in charge of the Scottish champions between 2010 and 2014, winning three Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups and reaching the Champions League last 16 on two occasions but this time round, but the Celtic board opted for fellow Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers instead.
And the former Bolton manager says he wanted to go back to Celtic for a second spell. He told the Daily Mail:
“I just felt it might have been a good time to get back in. I got down to the last how ever many candidates, so it was good to go through the interview process for experience as much as anything else…
“Actually, it wasn’t really an interview, it was more like meeting up again! We just chatted things through about the team and the club and what they would need to take it forward again.”
New manager Brendan Rodgers has a lot on his plate as the Northern Irishman will have a very short pre-season to prepare his squad.
He will need reshape the team with new signings that will help him start the new campaign on a good note, and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League. The qualifiers begin in mid-July.