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Hibernian in talks with Neil Lennon to become their new manager - reports

Could Lennon be about to return to Scotland?

Neil Lennon was linked with a return to Celtic before the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.
Neil Lennon was linked with a return to Celtic before the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.
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FORMER CELTIC MANAGER Neil Lennon is in talks with Scottish Championship side Hibernian with the possibility of becoming their new manager.

Lennon has been out of work since leaving Bolton Wanderers in March with the Trotters bottom of the Championship table with just four wins from their 37 league games, but his time at the club was hamstrung by their financial difficulties.

The former Northern Ireland international, who won three consecutive league titles as a manager with Celtic before resigning in 2014, cited a lack of a challenge in Scottish football as a reason for leaving the Parkhead club.

Losing some of their star players such as Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper also hindered their prospects in Europe but Lennon could now be about to return to Scotland in the second tier, according to BBC sources.

Hibs, who won their first Scottish Cup in 114 years when they beat Rangers in the final last month, are on the lookout for a new manager after Alan Stubbs left his post to become the new manager of English Championship side Rotherham United.

The Edinburgh-based club have failed to earn promotion back into the Scottish Premiership since being relegated in 2014, but the prospect of European football could also tempt Lennon, albeit with Hibernian entering the Europa League in the second qualifying round.

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