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Neil Lennon mooted as interim Leicester boss

Former player Neil Lennon could be set to take over as interim manager at Leicester City.

Leicester are looking for their fourth manager in two years after sacking Claude Puel on Sunday, following a run of disappointing defeats that culminated with losing 4 – 1 to Crystal Palace the previous evening in front of their home supporters

They have made Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers their number one target but, knowing that he will not be available until the summer, they are set to follow the example of Manchester United by appointing an interim boss until the end of the season.

Now, according to The Scottish Sun the man they are considering appointing on a temporary basis is Neil Lennon, who knows the club well, having played for the club between 1996 and 200, and helped them to win two League titles during his spell in the East Midlands.

Most recently manager of Hibernian, he left the Scottish club in January by mutual consent after a dispute with club employees.

To add further flavour to the situation, if Rodgers does leave Celtic in the summer, Lennon is current odds-on favourite with the bookmakers to replace him at Parkhead.