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Brown backs Celtic boss Lennon

Celtic skipper Scott Brown believes Neil Lennon would be a “great choice” to manage the club on a long-term basis.

Lennon enjoyed a winning start in his interim role when Celtic beat Kilmarnock 3-1 on Saturday in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

The former Parkhead captain stated his desire to retain the post on a permanent basis immediately after replacing the ousted Tony Mowbray last week.

“If you ask all the lads, he’s a leader,” the Scotland midfielder said.

“He has been there and done it all, and the players all respect him as well, so he would be a great choice.

“There was a lot of pressure on him in the first game but it was a good start. We played good football and looked an attacking team that was going to score goals.”

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