Former Bolton defender David Wheater has delivered a brutal assessment of Neil Lennon’s time as manager.
Three months into the season Dougie Freedman left Bolton by mutual consent, the call went out to Lennon who happily accepted the opportunity offered by the Championship.
David Wheeter talking about Lennon at Bolton…
Stuff like this haunts me when you remember that Lawwell said he chucked all the other CVs in the bin before offering Lennon the job in the showers at Hampden!pic.twitter.com/XhMagarDtu
— ? Gastro Celtic ? (@Gastro_Celtic) September 14, 2021
Asked what Neil Lennon was like, Wheater replied: “I think that he was all right when he first came but he liked a pint.”
Bolton were battling against financial issues but a record of Won 18, Drew 26 and Lost 35 led to the inevitable parting of the ways in March 2016 after a year and a half at the club.
During the summer of 2016 Hibs brought in Lennon to replace Scottish Cup winning manager Alan Stubbs. That appointment lasted 18 months as well, terminated a month before Brendan Rodgers upped sticks for Leicester City.
It is six months since Lennon resigned from Celtic for a second time, clips like the one above won’t do him any favours as he looks for a return to management in England.