A year ago today, Neil Lennon guided Celtic to a treble treble at Hampden when Odsonne Edouard put Hearts to the sword.
At the time, Neil was just the interim manager knowing nothing but perfection would land him the job full time again. He met his remit when he came in for Brendan Rodgers at the end of February and at full time was offered the job by Peter Lawwell in the showers of the Hampden dressing room.
Celtic quickly put out the message they had offered the job to Neil while the confetti was still settling on the Hampden pitch and supporters were partying in the streets.
The news wasn’t received well by a lot of people who wanted a more ambitious appointment. Even I had reservations about the move to appoint Neil on a full-time basis.
The Celtic supporters were indulging in fantasy booking when other managers were becoming available during Neil’s interim run. The move for a lot of people was underwhelming. A year on, it’s safe to say Neil Lennon has shut us all up and I couldn’t be more delighted.
Let’s take a look back at some of the Celtic fans instant reactions.
📝 We are delighted to announce that Neil Lennon has been offered the job as permanent #CelticFC manager and the details will be confirmed in the coming days 🍀⚪️ #TrebleTreble pic.twitter.com/riIbbdkB7I
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) May 25, 2019
Of course, there was plenty of support for Neil Lennon too. He has led the club to nine in a row and will now take his team into next season where an historic ten could be on the cards.