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Mjallby insists Celtic boss Lennon loves his job

Despite all the madness that goes with it, Celtic manager Neil Lennon still loves his job according to his assistant Johan Mjallby.

The Hoops boss has received death threats, packages with bullets and also had a suspicious package addressed to him intercepted earlier this season.

Lennon has been under plenty of pressure in recent times and it only got worse when yet another parcel, one designed to cause harm, was sent to him along with his lawyer Paul McBride, QC, and Labour politician Trish Godman.

There was a lot of support for Lennon during last night's away win at Kilmarnock and Mjallby said it was times like these that got his boss through the hard periods.

"He loves being manager of Celtic and we are lucky to be working for a club with such great support," he said.

"I heard the fans and it was great because what happened to him was madness and a shame, and it shouldn't happen to anyone whatever they do in life.

"He probably had a wee tear in his eyes because the supporters showed so much that they cared for him."

Mjallby added: "We noticed a bit more security but obviously the players know what is happening, they have seen the papers and watched the television but we have been quite good at letting the football do the talk.

"He is still the same guy. He has a lot on his plate and it's a shame that it's happened but I haven't really seen a change in him.

"He is in a good mood. Sure, it has been hard for him but he is a strong character and very good at making sure that the players are the main thing.

"Football is a release, he loves his job and this was the best way for the players to show their appreciation for him and the best present for him now, the three points."

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