Top 5 Candidates to Replace Neil Lennon as Celtic Manager

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Top 5 Candidates to Replace Neil Lennon as Celtic Manager
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On Thursday, Neil Lennon announced his decision to leave Celtic after four years in charge.

Rumours of who would replace the 42-year-old started in earnest, with club legend Henrik Larsson the early front-runner.

Historically, the Scottish champions tend to appoint a first-team manager who has previously played for the club. Eleven of the club's 17 full-time bosses (in addition to two caretaker managers) had donned the Hoops during their playing careers.

Whoever replaces Lennon will likely have a much easier time of it off the field than the Irishman, who was subjected to bomb threats and attacked at pitchside during a match.

However, his successor will be taking over from a man who won three league titles in a row, lifted two Scottish Cups and steered the team to the last 16 of the Champions League in 2012-13. 

Here, we take a look at some of the figures being talked about for the Celtic job, including the top five most likely candidates.

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