Neil Lennon lands Rapid Bucharest job as Celtic hero reveals where new club are just like team he loves

Neil Lennon gave a nod to Celtic as he was confirmed Rapid Bucharest boss.

The former Hoops and Hibs gaffer hasn't been out the dugout since leaving Cypriot outfit Omonia Nicosia back in 2022. He's been involved in punditry work of late as he awaited his next big chance after being linked with the vacant posts at the likes of Aberdeen and Hibs previously while he was also one of the names in the frame for Republic of Ireland at a stage.

However, after being spotted earlier today jetting into Romania to start his new adventure, the club have now confirmed Lennon's appointment on a two-year deal until summer 2026. As part of his first message in his new gig he compared the 'passionate' supporters to his old fan base at Celtic and has outlined his main goal is for his team to perform. Speaking to the club website, Lennon said: "In the beginning, I spoke with Mr Sucu and Daniel Sandu, I had extensive discussions with them. Then we met again a few weeks ago and I was very impressed with the project they presented to me.

"I was very impressed by Mr. Sucu, he is a very strong, very intelligent man, a man with principles. It was impressive to me. Then, talking to Daniel as well, it was a simple decision for me. I am very happy to be here, I know that Rapid is a very important name in the history of Romanian football. It's an opportunity for me.

"I hope to create a strong connection between myself and the fans, but that comes with getting positive results and performing. It is my responsibility. I know they are very passionate supporters who love the club. They are similar to Celtic fans. I want us to perform, that's my main goal. I hope to meet the supporters soon and I will do everything possible to perform with Rapid."