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Hibs close in on Neil Lennon after talks with former Celtic boss

Neil Lennon has moved a step closer to becoming the new manager of Scottish Championship side Hibernian.

Bookmakers have already suspended betting on Lennon being the next boss at Easter Road and the former Celtic manager looks even more likely to take up the post after holding face-to-face talks with club officials, who are looking for a replacement for Alan Stubbs, who left to join Rotherham United.

Lurgan-born Lennon is keen to return to management after leaving Bolton Wanderers in March and he has also been in talks with Belgian giants Anderlecht within the last week.

Lennon is open to taking on the task of getting Hibs back into the Scottish Premiership after spending the last two seasons outside the top flight.

It is understood that two former Scottish internationals are also in the running for the post.

Ex-Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov and Stuart McCall, who was in charge of Rangers for a short spell last season after leaving Motherwell, are also in the frame, but Lennon remains the frontrunner.

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