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Still mine: Neil Lennon with SPL trophy after confirmation this week that he’d won it again

Still mine: Neil Lennon with SPL trophy after confirmation this week that he’d won it again

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Still mine: Neil Lennon with SPL trophy after confirmation this week that he’d won it again

As expected, Celtic were crowned Scottish Premiership Champions earlier this week and few can argue they weren't the best team this season. Rangers at times threatened to make a real fist of the title race but too often dropped needless points and couldn't maintain the relentless form of their city rivals.

When Neil Lennon was appointed Celtic manager on a full time basis last summer after leading the team to another domestic treble there was a subdued response from some Hoops supporters who seemed underwhelmed by Peter Lawwell's decision.

That in itself added to the pressure and scrutiny already on Lurgan-born Lennon but it's fair to say he's never shirked a challenge in his life and he certainly wasn't going to shun the chance to fulfil his dream of leading Celtic forward once again.