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Neil Lennon named as Bolton Wanderers manager


Neil Lennon has been named the new manager of Championship side Bolton Wanderers, the club have announced. 

Lennon, aged 43 has been annouced as the new manager of the Trotters this lunch-time, after he emerged as the favourite over the weekend. 

The appointment of the former Celtic manager, could be seen as a real coup for the Lancashire club, who currently sit bottom of the Championship, after only one win this current season. 

Lennon has took over the role vacated by previous manager Dougie Freedman, who left the club earlier this month in the wake of the poor run in the second tier, after two years at the former Premier League outfit. 

Former Northern Ireland international midfielder, Lennon, rejected the chance to move to the middle-east, with Saudi-Arabian side Al-Ittihad previously keen on him. 

However, Lennon has opted to take his first footsteps into management in England, after resigning from Cetic over the summer. 

Several other names were linked to the vacant post at the Macron Stadium, including Steve Clarke, Chris Hughton, and Tony Mowbray, however Chairman Phil Gartside and owner Eddie Davies have settled upon the former Leicester City midfielder.

Whilst at the Glasgow club, he guided Celtic to three Scottish Premiership titles in a row, as well as successful Champions League run during the 2012/13 season, where his Celtic side beat Spanish giants Barcelona during that campaign. 

by Ben Reardon 



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