NEIL LENNON made the revelation he almost walked out on Celtic a season before he actually did with an offer from Spain on the table.

Lennon took over as interim boss and became first team coach on a permanent basis the following summer.

The Irishman lived an intense life at Celtic Park as a player and manager – the thought of going elsewhere, for a new way of life must have been tempting.

Now Neil is back in the job market he is keeping his options open but did recall the time he almost left Celtic.

“Towards the end of my time at Celtic I came close to going to Levante, I had an offer to move to Spain and it was in the offing,” Lennon told the Record Sport.

“But once Celtic came in and offered me a new contract that was that.

“However, the move did appeal – it was just at that time in my career I thought another year at Celtic was perfect for me but going abroad, trying a different culture of both football and life, does appeal.”

Neil parted ways with Hibernian last month after an impressive tenure in Edinburgh. The breakdown in relationship between Lennon and the Hibs hierarchy left his position untenable.

The former Celtic boss is open to moving abroad to manage in the future should a Levante type offer come back on the table.



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