Rangers manager comparison gets negative reaction from Neil Lennon
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Celtic boss bristles when asked about job comparison with Rangers' Steven Gerrard

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has bristled at suggestions that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard being linked to jobs in England when Lennon isn’t makes him “under-appreciated” – handily Lennon’s record of failure in England.

The Celtic boss sat down with former team-mate Chris Sutton for an unsurprisingly toadying interview in the Daily Mail and the comparison with Gerrard didn’t seem to go down well.

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Lennon admitted that Gerrard has done a “very good job” at Ibrox after being pressed by Sutton – although his stellar stint in charge of Bolton Wanderers seems to have been totally forgotten about.


Gerrard has been linked with a number of jobs in the Premier League and Championship as he makes a name for himself in management – and the Rangers boss’ reputation as a player obviously still holds some sway down south.

Lennon meanwhile is still affected by his disastrous spell at Bolton where he went a run of twelve games without a win and had a row with striker Gary Madine which saw Lennon insulted on national TV.

The Trotters eventually put him out of his misery when he was sacked after 18 months in charged and rooted to the bottom of the Championship table.

SUTTON: “When Premier League jobs come up down south, or even Championship jobs, I don’t see your name linked. Doesn’t that make you feel under-appreciated?”

LENNON: “That’s a loaded question! I’m not here to put myself out there to attract other clubs. I’m here to make Celtic and myself better. Sometimes the Scottish game gets a little downplayed but in last year’s Champions League final, we had Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama.”

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SUTTON: “Steven Gerrard gets linked with jobs.”

LENNON: “It doesn’t bother me. Steven’s done a very good job at Rangers and he’s got a great profile. I just go about getting on with things here… Sometimes, speculation can be very unsettling for a manager. It can make you take your eye off the ball. I’m quite happy, really happy, with what I’m doing at Celtic. If there’s speculation surrounding me, it’s not welcome at the moment.”

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