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Sunday 26 October 2014

Celtic pounce to grab Euro date and £20m bonus

NEIL LENNON and his Bhoys have guaranteed Celtic's financial health for the foreseeable future and will bank a £20m jackpot for making it into the knockout phase of the Champions League.

"It means a hell of a lot to the club. It is a monumental achievement," said a calm Lennon (right) after the game.

"For the whole club to be at the big table in the New Year is a phenomenal effort. To get 10 points is a phenomenal effort."

Club owner Dermot Desmond paid tribute to Lennon's achievement and tipped him for great things.

"I feel that he has a bright future ahead of him. As I said some time ago, Neil is just learning about managing.

"He's very good, he's very deep, he is very considerate towards his players in every aspect. He's brought in a lot of new players."

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