Lennon boosts Bhoys
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Lennon has reiterated he is keen to sign a new deal with Celtic.Neil Lennon has reiterated that he is close to penning a new deal at Celtic, after Jackie McNamara decided to end his ten-year association with the club.
The Bhoys were stunned by McNamara's decision to turn down a new deal at Celtic Park and move to English Championship side Wolves on Tuesday.
However it appears that Lennon has decided against also moving south of the border on a Bosman, after his future in Scotland was shrouded in doubt towards the end of the season.
The combative midfielder enjoyed a productive spell in English football with Leicester City, and had reportedly drawn admiring glances from Manchester City, Bolton and Sunderland with his contract due to expire.
Despite acknowledging that a return to England was tempting, the 33-year-old again reinforced that he would be happy to commit his future to Strachan's side.
"I love the club and despite some well known hassles I've had, I've really enjoyed my time in Glasgow," said Lennon.
"Going back to the Premiership was always something I've considered but continuing to play for Celtic is just as appealing for me."
Lennon is expected to be ready to pen a new one-year deal keeping him at Celtic Park until summer 2006.