Saturday, 29 October 2011

Lennon wants to stay at Celtic

Lennon: Former Fox is happy in Scotland
Neil Lennon has declared himself out of the running for the vacant manager's position at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.

The former Fox, who followed Martin O'Neill to Celtic as a player before taking over as manager at Parkhead last year. He had been linked with the job at Leicester after coming under pressure in Scotland - Celtic currently lie thirteen points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premier League - but has confirmed now that he will not seek the appointment as Foxes' manager.

""I am very flattered, but I have a helluva job here," said Lennon speaking to BBC Scotland, "There is an obvious connection because I played there. It is a great club with a bit of a clout behind, but I want to stay here."

And, with Martin O'Neill distancing himself through third-party hints that he remains interested only in Premier League managerial jobs - he is heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur next season should Harry Redknapp take over as England boss - it is another former England manager who is in the frame to replace Sven Goran Eriksson in the hot seat at King Power Stadium.

Kevin Keegan is being linked with a move to the East Midlands, possibly as a director of football with Lee Clarke taking over as manager, despite Clarke's insistence earlier in the week that he is not interested in any move away from Huddersfield Town. Former City boss Nigel Pearson is also believed to have attracted the Foxes' Thai owners.

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