On the first anniversary of Neil Lennon returning as Celtic manager to replace Brendan Rodgers, the club’s official Twitter channel @CelticFC invited followers to name their favourite moments during the 48-year-old’s 12 months in charge, with plenty of Hoops fans happily sharing their standout memories.
🗓️ #OnThisDay in 2019…
Neil Lennon returned to #CelticFC as manager! 🍀
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) February 26, 2020
Chief among those mentioned were the Scottish Cup final win over Hearts last season which secured a third consecutive domestic treble for Celtic, with Olivier Ntcham’s stoppage time goal away to Lazio which secured a first competitive win in Italy and ensured Europa League knockout rounds qualification (as per Sky Sports) also regularly cited. A couple of wins over Glasgow rivals Rangers also cropped up multiple times, namely the 2-0 triumph at Ibrox last September and the Betfred Cup final victory over Steven Gerrard’s side in December.
Tonight’s Europa League second leg against FC Copenhagen is Lennon’s 50th game in charge since being made permanent manager at the end of last season, having had 14 games in the final few weeks of 2018/19. He has won 51 of those (10 last term, 41 this season), with Rangers, Livingston and CFR Cluj the only teams to inflict defeat upon him in that time.
These Celtic fans on Twitter shared their favourite memories of the first year of Lennon’s second spell in charge at Parkhead:
The treble treble, the only time I ever cried at a football match and the scenes in Glasgow afterwards really was my Lisbon moment that I’ll remember forever. Amazing to find a manager who not only continued Rogers success, but found a way to build on it and make us a force again
— Jon boy (@jonnyablett91) February 26, 2020
The day we secured the treble treble that looked all but gone when Brendan left.
— Official ß Ⓜ️® (@Brimarsh78) February 26, 2020
— Patsy O (@NalcedYellos) February 26, 2020
There’s been many. Beating Lazio in Rome is up there, also securing the Treble Treble & the League Cup win this season HH 🍀 pic.twitter.com/1neVlguwmf
— Rogic Lifetime Contract CSC (@sellik88) February 26, 2020
Treble x treble win at Hampden. Then Lazio away.
— Mark McConnell (@markmcc68) February 26, 2020
— Kerry 💚 (@Kerry_R8) February 26, 2020
— Mark Traynor (@MarkTraynor17) February 26, 2020
Rome. Papa Francisco. Ntcham at the death.
— RLBelly 🌹⚫️⚪️🍀 (@RyanLongBelly) February 26, 2020
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