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Neil Lennon set to be handed Hibernian job

By Graham Luney

Neil Lennon looks set to become Hibernian manager after bookies suspended betting on the move.

The former Celtic boss was third favourite yesterday, but his odds tumbled and if talks with the Edinburgh club progress well the former Northern Ireland international will succeed Alan Stubbs.

SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes have refused to take any more bets on the Lurgan man returning to management with Hibs.

"The early money had been for John Hughes but in next to no time there's been a flurry of support for Neil Lennon," said David Macdonald of Ladbrokes.

"He's been supported at all prices down from 14/1 so we've decided to take a breather and wait for this one to settle down."

Lennon has been out of work since leaving Bolton in March and he was beaten by his fellow Ulsterman Brendan Rodgers to the Celtic job.

Stubbs left Hibs to join English Championship club Rotherham United after winning the Scottish Cup this season.

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