2016 - present
In his debut season in the dugout at Hibernian, Neil guided Hibernian to the Ladbrokes Championship title and promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football, as well as the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final.
A successful player for club and country, Neil began his managerial career with Celtic, where he won five major honours and many plaudits as he guided Celtic out of a tough UEFA Champions League group, including a stunning victory over Barcelona and a victory away to Spartak Moscow.
Neil Lennon joined Hibernian on a two-year deal in the summer of 2016, becoming the club's Head Coach having been out of the game since leaving Bolton Wanderers in March of 2016.
Lennon described that the potential at Easter Road was one of the biggest factors in his decision to move to Edinburgh, especially after witnessing the Scottish Cup parade, when over 150,000 Hibernian supporters flooded the streets of Edinburgh.
Following his appointment, Neil Lennon gave himself the target of Ladbrokes Premiership promotion in his debut season in charge.
His reign got off to a great start with strong performances in the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round against Danish side Brondby IF. Despite losing the home leg 1-0, Hibernian secured a reverse of the scoreline in Denmark before cruelly losing out on penalties.
Under Lennon's management, Hibernian put in a string of consistent and hardy performances in the Ladbrokes Championship, taking maximum points at hard grounds to visit, such as the Falkirk Stadium, and picking up other vital wins on the road.
On Saturday 15th April 2017, promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership was confirmed at Easter Road. A comprehensive 3-0 win over Queen of the South wrapped up the Ladbrokes Championship title. Hibernian eventually finished the season eleven points clear in the table, as preparations for a return to the top flight got underway.
Lennon also booked Hibernian a trip to Hampden Park with a place in the Scottish Cup Semi Final against Aberdeen. Despite a strong performance from the Leith side, Aberdeen edged the tie 2-1.
On Hibernian's return to the top flight of Scottish football, Lennon guided the club to a fourth-place finish with a club record points tally. This campaign included victories against Hearts, Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen, and an impressive twelve-game unbeaten run between January and May 2018.
Full name Neil Francis Lennon
Date of birth 25th June 1971
Place of birth Lurgan, Northern Ireland