Bolton Wanderers hire Neil Lennon as manager

Monday October 13th, 2014

The Bolton Wanderers hired ex-Celtic coach Neil Lennon as manager, the club announced Sunday.

Lennon, 43, quit Celtic in May after four years with the club which included three consecutive league championships. He was a captain for Celtic during his playing career.

His move to the English League Championship will see him taking over the last-place club. Bolton, which employs Americans Tim Ream and Stuart Holden, has started this season with just one win in 11 league matches. The club has drawn twice and has eight losses.

"I've got a big job on my hands, but that's the challenge," Lennon told BBC Radio 5 live. "I'm very excited about that.

"My objective is to put right the results that have gone against us recently and get them playing a style of football that will please the Bolton fans."

Earlier in the month, then-manager Dougie Freedman and the Wanderers parted ways.

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Lennon's assistant coaching staff will include former Celtic coaches Johan Mjallby and Garry Parker.

Lennon's coaching debut will come in Bolton's match on Saturday against Birmingham.

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