Martin O'Neill backs Neil Lennon for Premier League appointment

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill backs former Celtic manager Neil Lennon to take over at a Premier League club.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has backed Neil Lennon to take over a Premier League club.

The Northern Irishman stepped down as Celtic boss on Thursday morning, and O'Neill tipped his former player for success in England.

He told reporters: "Why shouldn't he be [a success]? He's got really good experience now and he's had the experience of managing I believe, one of the best clubs in the world, and he has taken that on and that will stand him in good stead.

"I know him particularly well because I signed him twice as a player. Once for Leicester City and once for Celtic and he did exceptionally well in both spells."

Meanwhile, Celtic and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster expressed his disappointment at the news.

Fraser Forster of Celtic kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Juventus and Celtic at Juventus Arena on March 6, 2013
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