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Ipswich Town's manager's job reportedly an attraction to former Celtic boss Neil Lennon



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Neil Lennon has reportedly emerged as a contender to fill the managerial vacancy at Ipswich Town.

A host of names – including Marc Bircham, Frank Yallop, Liam Manning, Neil Harris and current interim boss John McGreal have all been linked with the Portman Road post, which became available at the weekend following the sacking of Paul Cook.

And according to the Scottish newspaper Daily Record, former Leicester City midfielder Lennon has also been added to the shortlist.

The Portman Road job is said to be of interest to Neil Lennon. Picture: Mark Westley
The Portman Road job is said to be of interest to Neil Lennon. Picture: Mark Westley

The report adds that the ex-Celtic manager has spoken about the job with his close friend Paul Lambert, who managed Town until February when he made way for Cook.

It is also believed that Lennon is excited at the prospect of potentially working under Ipswich's American owners.

The 50-year-old enjoyed plenty of success during his two spells in charge of Celtic, winning five Scottish Premier League titles and four Scottish Cups. He also oversaw some big wins in the Champions League, including a memorable victory over Barcelona during the 2012/13 campaign.

The former Northern Ireland international has also had stints at the helms of Bolton Wanderers and Hibernian.

Meanwhile, last night McGreal oversaw a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Charlton Athletic.