Neil Lennon will take charge of Celtic until the end of the season
Brendan Rodgers was all but confirmed as Leicester City manager today, leaving a vacancy at Celtic Park mid-title race
Neil Lennon is heading back to Celtic to take over until the end of the season and the appointment will be confirmed tonight, according to Sky Sports.
Lennon, a former player for the club as well as manager, was most recently head coach of Scottish Premiership rivals Hibernian before he left by mutual consent after a poor run of form in late January.
Lennon won the Scottish Premiership three seasons in a row whilst managing Celtic between 2010 and 2014, as well as lifting the Scottish Cup twice during the same period.
As a player signed by Martin O'Neill Lennon was hugely successful for the Bhoys, making over 200 appearances and winning the league five times in seven seasons at the club, along with captaining the side from 2005 until his departure in 2007.
He will now take over at Celtic until the end of the season and is a strong candidate to get the job permanently should the club maintain their lead at the top of the table and win an eighth consecutive league title.
According to reports he could be in the dugout for Wednesday's Scottish Premiership game against Hearts at Tynecastle.
"We're still waiting on hearing back from Leicester," Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell told reporters.
"Brendan is down there at the moment and I think they have a few things to sort out."
Lennon is expected to be confirmed as Celtic's new interim manager this evening.