Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been handed the Scottish FA Manager of the Year award, after the Hoops’ sealed a league and cup double under his stewardship this season.
The Irishman took over under difficult circumstances when Brendan Rodgers left for Leicester midseason during the 2018/19 campaign, but he steadied the ship and guided the team to another treble.
This season, he helped the Hoops to a Betfred Cup Final victory in December before establishing a thirteen point gap ahead of Rangers which sealed the club’s ninth league title in a row. Supporters on Twitter feel the award is well deserved:
It was never in any doubt ??
— ?Denny bhoy? (@DavidPa55539859) June 6, 2020
Much deserved ???
— Swed? (@Swedleypops) June 6, 2020
Two trophies won with ease. The third one will come soon enough
— mick rooney (@mickr48) June 6, 2020
The player the man the manager
Respect … boss ?
— Junior Bhoy (@Junior51505689) June 6, 2020
????????☘️??✊?This isn’t the end this is just the beginning!!!!!
— Andy bhoy (@Andybho27665205) June 6, 2020
Congratulations Neil. Well deserved. Only one winner really
— Rosemary Quinn (@Rosieghirl9inar) June 6, 2020
Had to be ???????
— michelle christie (@michell94273151) June 6, 2020
Brilliant and well deserved, took the criticism and delivered, well done ???
— amanda mcgregor (@millymollymusic) June 6, 2020
— Happylady17 (@jacqui2f) June 6, 2020
Well done, best manager in league.
— Lorena Kinnear (@elkayone1) June 6, 2020
There were many fans who were doubting Lennon when he was first appointed, with some feeling it was a conservative, safe option.
However, rather than regressing, the 48-year-old has built on what came before, making progress in Europe and maintaining the grip the club have over their Old Firm rivals as well as Scottish football in general.