Neil Lennon has confirmed he has left Celtic after four years as manager following talks about his future and reported concerns over next seasonâ€™s transfer budget.
It is understood the former club captain had been considering his position for some time despite securing a third straight Scottish title.
"I have parted company with Celtic," the Northern Irishman said in a brief statement.
"The club are in a very strong position and I wish the fans and the club all the very best for the future."
Lennon's statement came after a meeting on Thursday with his representative, Martin Reilly, and ahead of scheduled talks with Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.
"I can't thank Peter Lawwell and the board enough for their backing and support during my time as manager," he said.
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