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Hibernian appoint former Celtic boss Lennon

Neil Lennon has made a dramatic return to Scottish football by taking the job at Hibernian.

The 44-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at Easter Road, replacing Alan Stubbs who recently left for Rotherham United.

Lennon is back in Scotland after a successful tenure as manager of Celtic, which delivered three Scottish Premier League titles and two Scottish Cups, between 2010 and 2014.

The former Leicester City and Bhoys midfielder left his role at Bolton Wanderers in March, having taken over in October 2014.

Lennon will lead Hibs in the Scottish Championship as well as the second qualifying round of the Europa League following their Scottish Cup triumph under Stubbs last month.

"We are delighted to have secured a head coach of Neil's calibre and profile," said Hibs chairman Rod Petrie.

"We look forward to him bringing his drive and mentality to our campaign to win the Championship this season and secure promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football."

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