Celtic F.C. | 12 things Celtic fans love about Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon.
Neil Lennon.

A mutual love affair exists between the North's Neil Lennon and Scottish champions, Celtic.

Here is a list of 12 things Celtic fans love about the 47 year-old Lurgan man who has been installed as interim manager at Parkhead until the end of the season.

As a player, Lennon, won five league titles and as a manager he delivered three championship wins.

As a player, Lennon, won five league titles and as a manager he delivered three championship wins.

Lennon is passionate about Celtic but he still finds time to keep tabs on his hometown team in N.I., Lurgan Celtic.

Lennon is passionate about Celtic but he still finds time to keep tabs on his hometown team in N.I., Lurgan Celtic.

Lennon enjoyed his most successful period in management while with Celtic from 2010 to 2014 but he has also spent just under three years in charge of Hibernian F.C.

Lennon enjoyed his most successful period in management while with Celtic from 2010 to 2014 but he has also spent just under three years in charge of Hibernian F.C.

Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan in June 1971 and grew up supporting Celtic - the team he would go on to play for and manage.

Neil Lennon was born in Lurgan in June 1971 and grew up supporting Celtic - the team he would go on to play for and manage.

Arguably one of his greatest ever results as a manager came in November 2012 when Lennon guided Celtic to a 2-1 victory over Barcelona and star player, Lionel Messi, at Parkhead in the Champions League.

Arguably one of his greatest ever results as a manager came in November 2012 when Lennon guided Celtic to a 2-1 victory over Barcelona and star player, Lionel Messi, at Parkhead in the Champions League.

Lennon spotted Griffiths' potential when he paid Wolverhampton Wanderers 1m to secure the services of the talented striker. Griffiths has gone on to score more than 70 goals for the Bhoys.

Lennon spotted Griffiths' potential when he paid Wolverhampton Wanderers 1m to secure the services of the talented striker. Griffiths has gone on to score more than 70 goals for the Bhoys.

Neil Lennon has spoken openly and honestly about his struggles with mental illness and says it's something he is acutely aware of when working with footballers.

Neil Lennon has spoken openly and honestly about his struggles with mental illness and says it's something he is acutely aware of when working with footballers.

When his friend and former Celtic teammate Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with leukaemia, Lennon took part in a charity drive to raise awareness of the illness.

When his friend and former Celtic teammate Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with leukaemia, Lennon took part in a charity drive to raise awareness of the illness.

Lennon brought Hooper to Celtic from Scunthorpe United in 2010. Hooper played a vital part in the club's success under Lennon, scoring more than 60 goals in 95 appearances for the Hoops.

Lennon brought Hooper to Celtic from Scunthorpe United in 2010. Hooper played a vital part in the club's success under Lennon, scoring more than 60 goals in 95 appearances for the Hoops.

Lennon has endured more than his fair share of criticism and on more than one occasion, sectarian abuse, but has always come back stronger than before.

Lennon has endured more than his fair share of criticism and on more than one occasion, sectarian abuse, but has always come back stronger than before.