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Lennon gone Roy Keane and Frank Lampard among the contenders to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic

The search is on for Lennon's successor, with some interesting names on the list of contenders.

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Frank Lampard could go head-to-head with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard if he takes over at Celtic (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Frank Lampard could go head-to-head with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard if he takes over at Celtic (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Frank Lampard could go head-to-head with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard if he takes over at Celtic (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Neil Lennon has finally ended his tortured reign as Celtic manager, with some interesting names in the running to replace him.

Lennon finally called time on his second spell as Celtic boss after last Sunday's shocking 1-0 defeat at Ross County, with the Premiership crown long since gone as Steven Gerrard's Rangers now need just seven points to win the club's first top flight title in a decade.

Now the search is on for Lennon's successor, with some interesting names on the list of contenders:

John Kennedy (3/1 joint favourite with Paddy Power)

Neil Lennon's assistant is taking temporary charge of the team and if he inspires a quick-fire response, he may be a cut-price option to take on the role permanently.

Roberto Martinez (3/1 joint favourite)

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ALL SET: Roberto Martinez. Pic: AP

ALL SET: Roberto Martinez. Pic: AP

ALL SET: Roberto Martinez. Pic: AP

The Belgium boss has admirers in the Celtic boardroom and he could bring former Celtic striker and under-20 coach Shaun Maloney as his assistant, as the pair have been working together in the Belgium set-up.

Eddie Howe (4/1)

The former Bournemouth boss has been heavily linked with the Celtic post in recent months and he could be a fresh face that will be well suited to the post.

Steve Clarke (7/1)

The Scotland manager is another contender to take over at Parkehad, but he would have to take on the job on a part-time basis as he preparing to lead the Scots into this summer's delayed European Championship finals.

Frank Lampard (15/2)

Lampard is keen to get back into management after losing his job at Chelsea, but he is still on the payroll at Stamford Bridge and would lose those payments if he was to take on a lower paid job at Celtic.

Roy Keane (20/1)

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Roy Keane during his time as Ireland assistant manager. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile...ABC

Roy Keane during his time as Ireland assistant manager. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile...ABC

Roy Keane during his time as Ireland assistant manager. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile...ABC

Keane has been out of management for a decade and while he has plenty of coaching experience from his time working with Martin O'Neill in the Ireland set-up and at Aston Villa, the Irishman comes with a combustible reputation.

Martin O'Neill (20/1)

O'Neill's time in the dug-out appeared to come to an end when his brief spell at Nottingham Forest ended in the summer of 2019 and it remains to be seen whether would be tempted by a second spell at Celtic after his hugely success first stint saw him win trophies galore.

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