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Lennon targets Hibs success after signing deal

Neil Lennon and Leeann Dempster

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster is delighted that Neil Lennon has committed his future to the club (pic: Terry Murden).


Discussions between Hibernian FC and Neil Lennon over a new contract have concluded successfully, with the manager signing a new three-year agreement.

The Northern Irishman arrived at Easter Road last summer as Alan Stubbs’ successor, initially penning a deal until the end of the current campaign.

His new contract will keep him at the club until 2020.

“I am delighted to have signed the deal. I’ve made no secret of my enjoyment of my time at Easter Road and my desire to stay on at Hibernian,” said the former Celtic and Bolton boss, who masterminded the Hibees’ return to the top flight last season

“All of the parts are in place to build a strong future.

“We have a strong group of players, we are seeing talented youngsters like Fraser Murray and Ryan Porteous force their way into first-team contention, and we have good, supportive people running the club.

“The infrastructure is first class, it’s a great club, and now I want to do all I can to make it a successful one.”

Chief executive Leeann Dempster said: “We are delighted that Neil wants to commit to the club.

“He is an ambitious guy, he wants to win silverware, and he brings that mentality with him.

“We look forward to working together to bring supporters more of the success they have enjoyed over the past two seasons.”

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