NEIL LENNON has revealed he would be open to returning to Celtic as manager.

The Parkhead club confirmed this morning that current head coach Ronny Deila is leaving at the end of the season with Lennon moving quickly to throw his hat in the ring.

Asked if he would be interested in a return to the club he also served as captain, Lennon said: “That’s the 54 million dollar question,” he said. “I have never hidden my affinity with the club.

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“Would I like to go back? If the opportunity arose to speak to the board, absolutely.”

Evening Times:

Lennon admits he can only have limited sympathy for Deila after seeing him lose his job in the wake of a Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Rangers.

“When you get the job at Celtic, there are not many better jobs around,” he told Sky Sports. “Maybe, in another part of the club’s history, he might have had a better chance of fulfilling his ambitions or expectations.

“In terms of sympathy, I have sympathy for him for the fact he is leaving a fantastic job, but not for going in there and taking the job on.”

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