Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Lennon will become Celtic boss: Moravcik

Neil Lennon's former Celtic team-mate Lubo Moravcik believes the Northern Irishman's return to Parkhead could be the first step towards becoming Hoops boss.

Manager Gordon Strachan has appointed Lennon to his coaching staff and the 36-year-old has retired as a player to take up his new position.

Moravcik, who spent two years playing alongside Lennon at Celtic, suspects the former Hoops skipper has the right credentials to eventually move into the Parkhead hot-seat.

"Who knows what will happen in the future, but I can see him become the manager in a few years' time," said Moravcik.

"I think he would enjoy that and the supporters would love it as well."

Moravcik added: "Lenny always liked ordering people around on the pitch and now he will get to do that for a living.

"It's going to suit him.

"Anyone who wants to become a manager has to start somewhere and this would be perfect for him."

Meanwhile last night Rangers drew 0-0 with Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of the UEFA Cup quarter-final at Ibrox last night.

n ON the local scene Roy McCreadie (pictured) has got his wish.

In the Belfast Telegraph last month he revealed that he wanted to return to management and that's exactly what he has done.

The former Omagh Town and Newry City boss has taken charge of Fermanagh and Western side Omagh United.

The Tyrone outfit have lofty ambitions. It is understood they are intent on becoming an Irish League side in five years.

There will be a press conference on Tuesday to unveil McCreadie, regarded as one of the most colourful and controversial characters in Irish League football over the last 20 years.

Tomorrow in the Carnegie Premier League champions and league leaders Linfield are at home to McCreadie's old club Newry City.

The Blues are three points ahead of in form Glentoran, who play Crusaders at Seaview in what promises to be an intriguing clash.

Third placed Cliftonville, five points adrift of Linfield, face Glenavon at Solitude knowing that they must win to stay in the title race.

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