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Neil Lennon's future in doubt after Hibernian no-show


Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon's Hibernian future seems to be hanging in the balance after the Ulsterman failed to show up for training only days after threatening to quit the club.

Lennon said after Hibs' midweek defeat to Hearts in the Edinburgh derby - which ended their hopes of finishing in the top two - that he was considering his position at Easter Road.

It is understood that Lennon met with Hibs chiefs to talk over their ambitions for the coming season on Wednesday night, something he had expressed concerns over.

However, assistant coach Garry Parker, who addressed the media in Lennon's absence, moved quickly to allay fears that the former Celtic boss had walked away, instead insisting he was struggling with the flu and had simply slept in.

Parker also believed Lennon's angry outburst after the 2-1 loss at Tynecastle wasn't representative of what he really thought, and that it was a snap reaction.

"That was the heat of the moment. You know what he is like. He is a winner. After a game, things don't go his way, he just lets it all go," Parker explained.

When asked if he expected Lennon to still be at Easter Road next season, Parker replied: "I would think so, yes. Why not? It was just heat of the moment."

Belfast Telegraph