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Thompson hopes Lennon will impact on Celtic like former boss O'Neill

New Celtic coach Alan Thompson hopes new boss Neil Lennon will have the same immediate impact his former boss Martin O'Neill enjoyed at Parkhead. Thompson was confirmed as part of Lennon's backroom staff as the former skipper prepares for his first season at the helm after being named as permanent manager last week.

Asked how long he thinks the new management team will take to turn things around, Thompson said: "Hopefully quite quickly. When I first came in we had lost the league the season before to Rangers by 14 or 15 points.

"Martin came in and changed that around quite quickly. We have to try and do the same.

"We have to be positive about it. There is no point coming in if we don't believe we can do it. Neil, Johan Mjallby and myself are people who have been used to winning games and trophies in our careers so that's what we have got to try to instil in the squad."

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