FORMER Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes that the success of his second spell in charge has been forgotten.

Speaking to the BBC, Lennon admitted that the poor run of form that led to him leaving the club overshadows what had been a successful stint at the club.

Glasgow Times:

Lennon completed the treble after coming back to the club in 2019 when Brendan Rodgers left for Leicester City, and retained all three trophies in the 2019/20 season.

But, Rangers ran away with the Scottish Premiership title this year and had the league wrapped up by March 7.

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Steven Gerrard’s side haven’t been beaten by Celtic since late 2019 in the League Cup final.

When asked if he thought the success of his second spell had been forgotten, he said: “Yes. Yes. Listen this is the modern age when everyone wants success yesterday.

"They look for the next thing after you have won a trophy so you don't get time to enjoy it or dwell on it.

"But five trophies in 18 months was a pretty good return.

“The last six months were pretty difficult on and off the field. Am I hurt? No. I'm a big boy and I understand that's sometimes part of the job.

"I went in on my own and herded the staff and herded a group of players. That was a huge challenge and one that I embraced and enjoyed immensely."

Eddie Howe has been widely touted as the man who will succeed Lennon in the Parkhead dugout.

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When Lennon was asked what type of club the former Bournemouth manager could expect to inherit, he replied: "A club in transition. I have gone. Peter Lawwell the chief executive has gone.

"He was there for 17 years and was a huge presence around the club in a positive way.

Glasgow Times:

"Scott Brown, one of the most successful captains in the history of the club is off to Aberdeen next year and Nick Hammond left this week so there will be a new head of recruitment.

"Whoever goes in will have a blank canvas but the magnitude of the club and the expectations of the supporters mean you have to hit the ground running as soon as you can.

"But whoever goes in it's a great challenge for them and a very exciting period for them as well."