Rogic's Celtic appoint Lennon full-time after treble-treble feat

Rogic's Celtic appoint Lennon full-time after treble-treble feat

The Bhoys managed to hold out relatively comfortably to secure an unprecedented third treble in as many years, a run of form which has now seen Neil Lennon installed as their permanent manager for next season.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said Lennon would have been offered the job whatever the result of the cup final.

The Hoops beat Hearts 2-1 to complete the domestic treble, and in doing so wrapped up a "treble treble" having won nine trophies on the bounce. Lennon said there's "a good chance" he'll accept.

"It's probably one of the best days of my life. They are immortal now".

Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers - who departed for Leicester City - in February when the club had already won the Scottish League Cup, but he guided them to Scottish Premiership success before this weekend's triumph.

The win came via two goals from French striker Odsonne Edouard after Hearts midfielder Ryan Edwards opened the scoring in the second half.

Edouard levelled with a penalty just after the hour mark, and fired in the dramatic victor with eight minutes remaining.

"Neil stepped up to the plate when we needed him", Lawwell wrote on the club's Twitter account.

Lennon has a strong connection with Celtic having made over 200 appearances for the club as a player between 2000 and 2007, winning an array of trophies.

"At this point in terms of looking at the squad, there's nobody better that I've worked with who's got a better eye for a player".

One player that didn't play in the final was Leigh Griffiths, however, the Scotland global has delighted fans by announcing his planned return date.



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