Celtic news – Hoops in for Ings, Lennon eyes Ireland job, Parkhead perfect for Kenyan wonderkid

Lennon eyes Ireland job.

Neil Lennon says he would like to manage the Republic of Ireland one day. The Celtic boss has 40 Northern Ireland caps but was forced to retire from the national side after receiving death threats.

Current Republic manager Giovanni Trapattoni has a contract until after next year´s European Championships, and Lennon says that although he believes a more experienced man may required he would be open to contact from the Irish Football Association.

He told the Belfast Telegraph: “The Republic job? Oh yeah. At the minute I’m just finding my feet, but if I was lucky enough even to get interviewed for the Ireland job I’d be very privileged and it would be something that would appeal to me.

“I think it’s for the older manager with the experience and it suits Trapattoni who is doing a really good job at the minute.”

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Hoops in for Ings.

Talksport says AFC Bournemouth striker Danny Ings could be the subject of a future bid from Celtic.

The 19-year-old has been earning rave reviews on the south coast and his progress is being monitored by a host of clubs, including Premier League sides Fulham, Newcastle United, Liverpool and Sunderland.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon is thought to have identified Ings – rumoured to be in line for an England Under-20 call-up for the forthcoming World Cup – as somebody to give him greater firepower up front and is ready to make an offer.

The youngster is valued at around £1.5m by The Cherries and his club could be ready to do business with the highest bidder.

Parkhead perfect for Kenyan wonderkid.

Experienced Belgian international Bart Goor reckons Celtic would be signing one of the hottest properties in Europe if they snap up Kenyan wonderkid Victor Wanyama from Germinal Beerschot, reports the Daily Record.

Neil Lennon is weighing up a £900,000 bid for the 19-year-old and Goor, who has been a teammate of Wanyama´s for the past two years, says Scotland would be perfect for the youngster´s development.

“There are no limits as to where he could end up in a couple of years. You could build your side around him,” said Goor.

“He’s young but is ready for the next step in his career. He needs to join the right team and Celtic would be a good choice.

“Scottish football will suit him and he will thrive there. He’s got all the skills needed to become a great player.”

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