Hibernian has announced the appointment of former Celtic Manager, Neil Lennon, as their new Manager for the forthcoming season.
Lennon will replace the departing Alan Stubbs who moves onto Rotherham United.
Hibernian under Stubbs narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premiership this year following defeat at the hands on Falkirk in the play-offs. However, he leaves on a high after helping the team to a historic Scottish Cup win following a wait of an incredible 114 years.
Following the win, Hibernian qualify for a Europa League qualifying rounds place which sees their first match taking place on 14th July. The draw for their opponents will take place on 20th June.
Lennon, out of work since leaving Bolton in March will relish the chance to take part in the European games with a team filled with ambition and drive after the Scottish Cup win.
Lennon’s career has taken him from being a Midfield player for Northern Ireland and Leicester to Celtic where he played as a player for over 6 years. At Leicester he was in the League Cup winning team twice and with Celtic, he took place in the winning team for an impressive five Scottish titles and six domestic cups.
After heading south of the border for a while, Lennon returned to Celtic as Coach and then Manager. Whilst in charge, Lennon took the team to a further 3 titles and two Scottish Cup wins.
Following Celtic, Lennon moved to Bolton where they were bottom of the Championship by the time he left and were relegated at the end of the season.
Hibs will be hoping that Lennon will take some of his previous Celtic influence to Easter Road and will be able to build on their recent Cup performances when they venture into Europe.