Celtic have appointed Neil Lennon as manager until the end of the season, following the departure of Brendan Rodgers.
Lennon, who said it was an ‘honour’ to be asked to return to the club, will be joined by John Kennedy as assistant manager and Damien Duff as first team coach.
The new management team will take charge for Wednesday night’s Premiership clash with Hearts at Tynecastle.
Lennon will then face the club he left under acrimonious circumstances earlier this year, Hibs, in the Scottish Cup this weekend.
Speaking to the club website,Lennon said: “I am absolutely delighted to be named manager of Celtic again. This is a Club which has been such a huge part of my life already and it is an honour to be asked to return.
“I have given everything to Celtic as a player and manager already in my career and I am ready to do the same again. I will be doing all I can to continue the great work that has gone on in recent years.
“I am delighted that John Kennedy and Damien Duff have agreed to be part of my team. John will allow us to have important continuity and Damien will bring real knowledge and experience to the first team squad.
“I am returning to one of the biggest and best clubs in world football and I can’t wait to get started.”
Neil Lennon has been named #CelticFC manager until the end of the season. Neil will be joined by John Kennedy as assistant manager and Damien Duff as first team coach.
Welcome home, Neil 🍀
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 26, 2019
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell added: “We are pleased to be able to announce Neil’s return to Celtic. In bringing Neil back to the Club until the end of the season, we have appointed a man who knows what it means to be Celtic manager and someone who knows how to win.
“We know he has the commitment and desire needed to face the challenges ahead. We are delighted to also promote John Kennedy to assistant manager and bring Damien Duff into our first-team management group. This will bring vital continuity and allow us to build on Brendan’s legacy.
“The Club is in a great position on and off the field, and with Neil, John and Damien leading the first team, I am sure we can continue our success.”