Celtic manager Neil Lennon parts company with the Scottish Premier League (SPL) winners Celtic.
The Nothern Irish-man has brought to an end his four-year spell with the ‘Hoops’, after winning three league titles and two Scottish Cups.
The decision is reported to have come by mutual agreement between both parties in the wake of talks about the manager’s future, which also concerned his budget for the coming season.
“I can’t thank Peter Lawwell and the board enough for their backing and support during my time as manager,” the 42-year-old says in a statement. “The club are in a very strong position and I wish the fans and the club all the very best for the future.”
The former club captain won five league titles and four Scottish Cups as a player for Celtic before becoming a coach and reserve-team manager.
He took over the Parkhead reins in 2010, succeeding Tony Mowbray, going on to enjoy a successful era at the Glasgow outfit, despite not winning the league title in his first season.
Among early favourites linked with the Celtic role are cult figure and ex-Celtic striker Henrik Larsson, who is now managing in Sweden, Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes, former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and Dundee United’s Jackie McNamara.