Celtic confirmed the resignation of their head coach Neil Lennon; Gerrard says exit not a surprise

Celtic confirmed the resignation of their head coach Neil Lennon; Gerrard says exit not a surprise

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says he is not surprised by Neil Lennon's departure from Celtic but says he takes "no personal satisfaction" from it.

Celtic confirmed Lennon's resignation on Wednesday morning in an announcement to the Stock Exchange, with assistant boss John Kennedy to take interim charge of the first team.

The reigning champions are 18 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and a defeat to Ross County on Sunday left their Glasgow rivals just seven points away from the title.

Lennon, who returned to the club for a second stint in charge after Brendan Rodgers left to take over at Leicester in February 2019, has been under pressure all season but had previously maintained he would not quit.

Speaking ahead of his side's Europa League clash with Royal Antwerp, Gerrard said: "I can't say I'm surprised because of obviously what's been going on over there.

"But I take no personal satisfaction from seeing that news (happen) to Neil or any other fellow manager that happens to. So I wish him well for the future.

"I only really found out about it this morning but obviously the focus for me is on the game tomorrow."

Source: allfootballapp

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