Brown wants Lennon to stay
Celtic captain Scott Brown is hoping the club will confirm that Neil Lennon will remain as manager.
Last Updated: 17/05/11 10:19am
Celtic captain Scott Brown is hoping the club will confirm that manager Neil Lennon will remain in the position next season.
Lennon has led Celtic to second place in the SPL during his first full season in charge, but he has endured a fraught campaign at the helm.
He has been targeted with suspected parcel bombs, was the subject of an alleged assault at Tynecastle last week and the intended recipient of bullets through the post.
However, ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Motherwell, Brown reiterated the players' support for Lennon, who is on a six-month rolling contract at Parkhead, and called for his long-term future to be resolved.
Brown wrote on www.talentnation.com: "I think everyone within the squad wants the manager to stay on and continue the good work we've achieved this season.
"If we could head into the final knowing for certain he was our boss for next season and hopefully beyond it would be a huge bonus.
"He's a terrific gaffer and the whole squad loves working for him.
"Obviously we didn't manage to win the league back this year and we're all hugely disappointed with that.
"But I think it would give the club a huge lift if the gaffer was handed an extension to his deal because it's what we all want.
"No-one wants it to drag into the summer."