For a man who achieved so much at Celtic, both as a player and as a manager, Neil Lennon’s time at the club came to the worst end possible. The Hoops had the chance to win a historic 10th straight Scottish league title last season but went completely off the rails. Ultimately, they finished 25 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership table and it was one of the most disappointing campaigns in the club’s history.
Lennon would depart the club in February of last year but by then, it had become pretty clear that Celtic had no chance of winning the league.
And as a result, it did leave a bitter taste in the minds of the Celtic fans and Lennon’s time at the club will probably always be defined by the 2020/21 campaign, despite how much he achieved before that.
Lennon has made a return to management recently and has taken the job at Cypriot First Division side, AC Omonia Nicosia. And as reported by The Scottish Sun, while speaking about his last season with the Hoops, he said:
"“Look, I have been Celtic manager twice.“My last season was toxic and highly pressured, so I feel I can pretty much cope with most situations.”"
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It goes without saying that Lennon’s last few months at Celtic were not the happiest of times. And it is understandable considering how badly things were going for the team.
Right now, most fans don’t remember Lennon’s time at the club very fondly, after how things ultimately unfolded. But after how much success he enjoyed at Celtic, both as a player and a manager, there is no question about the fact that is a legend.
Maybe his legacy with Celtic will be remembered much more fondly some years later, when things have settled and the 2020/21 campaign is nothing but a bad memory.
We can only wish Lennon the best of luck for his spell with AC Omonia Nicosia and hope he enjoys a successful time managing in Cyprus.