Celtic have today confirmed the departure of beleaguered boss Neil Lennon, meaning the hunt for a new manager is now on at Parkhead.
The Bhoys have endured a dismal season, with dreams of winning a tenth league title in a row becoming a complete nightmare.
Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Ross County proved to be the end for Lennon, who has tendered his resignation and brought his second spell as Celtic boss to an end.
It remains to be seen whether Celtic go for a replacement right now or wait until summer, but Preston may now find themselves on red alert.
Alex Neil has seemingly been admired by Celtic for some time, and the vacancy at Parkhead could see him come into play once again.
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The Daily Mail reported in 2019 that Celtic were looking at Neil as a potential successor for Brendan Rodgers, but the job went to Lennon instead.
Celtic podcast ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ reported in December 2020 that the Bhoys still like Neil, and could view him as a replacement for Lennon.
Neil is going through a tough time at Preston right now, with a mid-season rebuild proving difficult to navigate whilst some sections of the fanbase are calling for him to go.
We’re still behind Neil, but the news from Celtic means it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the Scot is targeted for a return north of the border – and few could blame him for leaving if a team like Celtic come calling.