Neil Lennon appointed as Bolton Wanderers new manager

Neil Lennon appointed as Bolton Wanderers new manager

FORMER Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been appointed as Championship side Bolton Wanderers’ new manager.

The 43-year-old left Parkhead in May after four years in charge, and will succeed Dougie Freedman who left the club earlier this month.

Lennon officially takes over at Bolton today, and Saturday's trip to Birmingham City will be his first game in charge.

"I've got a big job on my hands, but that's the challenge," Lennon said. "I'm very excited about that.

"My objective is to put right the results that have gone against us recently and get them playing a style of football that will please the Bolton fans."

Bolton currently lie at the bottom of the table and have only won one league game so far this season.

Lennon led Celtic to three league titles and two Scottish Cups and took them to the Champions League last 16. He left the Scottish champions after it was thought he was concerned about the budget for players for this season.

"I've left one great club with a great history and I'm going to another club with a great history," added Lennon.