Celtic: Neil Lennon set to return to replace Brendan Rodgers

Neil Lennon won three league titles and two Scottish Cups in his previous stint as Celtic boss

Neil Lennon is set to return as Celtic boss until the end of the season if, as expected, they confirm the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.

The Northern Irishman left Hibernian in controversial fashion last month but would make a swift return to the club he led to three titles from 2011.

Lennon, 47, also won two Scottish Cups during four years at Celtic Park.

His first game in charge will be Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hibs at Easter Road.

‘Lennon in talks with Celtic’ – analysis

BBC Sport Scotland’s Kenny Macintyre

Lennon is believed to have been in contact with the Celtic hierarchy, but there remains contractual issues around his departure from Hibs.

These are likely to be resolved, though, and should not prove any impediment to him returning to the Scottish Premiership leaders until the end of the campaign.

Lennon is a popular figure among Celtic fans, and his return would likely be welcomed by plenty. Whether it salves the pain of Rodgers leaving three titles short of completing 10-in-a-row, though, remains to be seen.

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