Neil Lennon has spoken to former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill in the wake of his appointment as interim Hoops boss, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
As a key player for O’Neill both at Leicester City and Celtic, the duo will have unique insights into the goings on at both the Hoops and the Foxes over the last week.
O’Neill is clearly a mentor to most of his players that have gone on to be managers and Lennon is no different, revealing he sought advice from the Nottingham Forest boss over the last few days.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lennon explained:
I spoke to Martin after I was appointed, he gave me pelters. But he did give me good advice too. We had a good chat and he had a great win on Monday night so he was in good form.
It was just the usual nuggets, ‘be yourself, don’t change too much but obviously rein it in a little bit’.
Lennon has already spoken about his personality calming down in comparison to his first managerial spell at Celtic and that key change will be crucial for the Hoops in the closing stages of the season.
We won’t want to see him get any touchline bans or fall foul of referees when he can have such a positive influence on the motivation of players through his passion.
The attitude of Lennon has been very humble since his arrival and it’s been pleasing for supporters to see and hear. Surrounded by positive voices like Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan, he is set to be a better Hoops manager than ever.