Thursday, 22nd May, 2014

Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner feels Neil Lennon left Celtic because as young manager he wants a different challenge in his career.

Lennon confirmed today that he has left Celtic after spending a hugely successful four years at Celtic Park.

Bonner has said that he will be “shocked” if Lennon already did not have a deal in place with another club before he made the call to leave the Hoops.

"I would be shocked if he left without having a club," the 53-year-old told the BBC.


Lennon won three league titles and two Scottish Cups with Celtic and also guided the Hoops to the last 16 of the Champions League in 2013.

The former Irish international feels that Lennon is a young manager and is bound to have ambitions beyond Celtic.

"He has done exceptionally well. If you take stock, he is a young manager and he probably wants to try to challenge himself somewhere else."

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