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Celtic ambassador trashes Charlie Nicholas rumour

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Davie Hay has dismissed the Charlie Nicholas inspired rumour that Neil Lennon is poised to replace Brendan Rodgers as Celtic boss.

Since the season started the hoops boss has wishfully been linked with various jobs with moves to Aston Villa and Newcastle filling some empty minds during the international; break.

Rodgers has repeatedly spoken out about how happy he is with life as manager of Celtic but that hasn’t been enough for some cynics.

With no genuine sign that the former Liverpool boss is ready to quit Celtic speculating on his hoops replacement has provided some consolation.

Hay has watched Lennon and Rodgers at close quarters over the last decade and has written off the latest rumour

In the Evening Times he explained:”I also have to say that I think it is inappropriate for anyone to talk at the minute of the possibility of Neil Lennon returning to the Celtic dugout any time soon. There has been a wee bit if chat around what would happen should Brendan Rodgers leave the club but I just think it is way too premature for any talk like that.

Rodgers has been linked with a couple of jobs of late but so far as we are aware he has repeatedly reiterated that he is at Celtic with a job to do. He has made the point repeatedly about enjoying his work in Glasgow and I think the priority right now lies in getting Celtic back to the level they have been at for so much of his time at the club.”

Lennon and Rodgers will go head to head at Celtic Park tomorrow with a strong mutual respect between the two Irishmen.

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