Only Premier League offer will see Lennon leave Celtic – Petta

Former Celtic winger Bobby Petta believes the only way Neil Lennon will depart Celtic will be for a Premier League move.

Former Celtic winger Bobby Petta believes the only way Neil Lennon will depart Celtic will be for a Premier League move.

The Irishman has led the Hoops to the past two SPL titles but Dutchman Petta is confident he will only stay at Parkhead provided an offer from a top flight English club doesn’t come along.

“As a player and a manager, you have ambitions and goals,” Petta said of Lennon who has attracted interest from Everton and Stoke City.

“Lenny is at a massive club in Celtic and has been very successful. He will want to continue that but you never know if there’s an attraction of the English Premier League.

“I’m not surprised there is interest because Neil has done extremely well in his three years as a manager. He didn’t have much experience before this post and it’s a tough job.

“The Premier League is better and it’s where the money is. The cameras are focused on Spain, Germany and England.

“It would have to be a very good offer to make Lenny leave Celtic. His heart is here.

“If you are made a very good offer, you have to consider it but at this moment in time there isn’t any reason for him to go.”

 
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