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Monday 20 November 2017

Lennon signs new Hibs deal

Neil Lennon. Photo: PA
Neil Lennon. Photo: PA

Neil Lennon has signed a new three-year contract as Hibernian head coach.

The former Celtic and Bolton manager had previously signed a two-year deal before leading Hibs to the Ladbrokes Championship title in his debut campaign.

Lennon's new deal takes him to the summer of 2020.

In a club statement, the former Celtic and Bolton boss said: "I've made no secret of my enjoyment of my time at Easter Road and my desire to stay on at Hibernian. All of the parts are in place to build a strong future. We have a strong group of players, we are seeing talented youngsters like Fraser Murray and Ryan Porteous force their way into first-team contention, and we have good, supportive people running the club.

"The infrastructure is first class, it's a great club, and now I want to do all I can to make it a successful one."

Hibs' chief executive Leeann Dempster added: "We are delighted that Neil wants to commit to the club. He is an ambitious guy, he wants to win silverware, and he brings that mentality with him."

Asked if he would like to manage again in England, the former Northern Ireland midfielder added: "My ambitions are here. That's why I've signed a contract.

"I'm not looking anywhere else and I haven't done since I walked in the door.

"It has been a good move for me professionally and personally and I owe the club a debt of gratitude and I want to repay them with success on the pitch and hopefully make them some money along the way."

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