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Summary

  1. Rodgers confirmed as Leicester manager
  2. Former Celtic boss Lennon takes over until end of season

Live Reporting

By Scott Mullen and Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks...

    What a day it has been for Celtic supporters, Scottish football, and not to mention Neil Lennon and Brendan Rodgers.

    Only a few weeks ago Lennon found himself out of a job, while Rodgers was preparing to guide his team into battle with Valencia. Now, the former will be in the dugout for a fiery encounter at Tynecastle leading out Celtic.

    After what feels like 24 days, our live text coverage of the day's events is now at an end. Thank you very much for joining us all day today. Keep an eye on the BBC Sport Scotland website for further news, analysis and reaction tonight and tomorrow.

    Cheers folks.

  2. Big night at Tynecastle

    Michael Stewart

    Former Scotland midfielder

    Quote Message: Tynecastle tomorrow night is going to be interesting!! Scottish football rarely fails to throw up a story and Neil Lennon back to Celtic with his first game away to Hearts is mouth watering stuff.
  3. 'Rodgers couldn't do any more at Celtic'

    Tony Pulis

    Middlesbrough manager on BBC Radio 5 Live

    You need results and in today's game you need players behind you as well. Claude Puel has found that difficult at Southampton and Leicester. Brendan is going in there and he is a big personality. He couldn't do any more at Celtic, that job was finished for him

  4. Rodgers attracted by 'caring' foxes

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Celtic FC have a bigger worldwide fan base and a history about them. The problem is they're not playing in the same league. It's all about money. Leicester have elevated themselves as they've won the Premier League. They look like a caring group and that's probably attracted Brendan.
  5. Celtic fans react to Lennon appointment

    Twitter
  6. The new boss will speak tomorrow

    Neil Lennon will take his first press conference as Celtic manager - again - tomorrow morning at 10am.

    He will then take charge of the team for the match at Tynecastle tomorrow.

  7. Players 'will be fine' under Lennon

    Neil McCann

    Former Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Neil doesn't play out they way Brendan does. He's a 4-3-3 type of guy. He does like to play expansive football and I think the players will be fine with that. I think he will encourage the side of football they've been playing under Brendan
  8. A new boss in town...

    Brendan Rodgers
  9. Unveiled

    Brendan Rodgers poses for the camera at the King Power Stadium.

    Brendan Rodgers
  10. Moussa reacts

    Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele wasn't slow in taking to Twitter to react to the news of Brendan Rodgers' departure.

    The Frenchman left the Glasgow club for Lyon in the summer after a breakdown in the relationship between himself and Rodgers.

    View more on twitter
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  11. Results 'critical' for Lennon

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: It takes a brave man to step into Brendan's shoes at Celtic. Rodgers' domestic dominance is incredible. To go through two and half seasons and not lose a cup match is incredible. Lennon lost seven and he was seen as a successful Celtic manager. Getting results now is a critical factor for Neil
  12. 'Never going to stay for 10 in row'

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland's chief sports writer

    Quote Message: Rodgers is all-in. Leicester are his new club, his new job. Celtic are in his past and they are going to have to suck it up. It's poor and it doesn't reflect particularly well on Brendan Rodgers. But the people throwing out the most vitriol are the ones who thought he was going to stay for 10 in a row. That was never going to happen
  13. 'Players are giddy at Rodgers news'

    Leicester v Brighton (19:45 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester caretaker boss Mike Stowell: "It’s a fantastic appointment. We’ve just told the boys in there, they’re excited. We’re focused on Brighton but you couldn’t stop them being a bit giddy beforehand. That’ll settle down. They’ll meet with the manager after the game."

    Has it been difficult preparing for this game?

    "No. They're good, professional players. The game coming so quickly has helped us. It’s just getting them ready. They’re ready for this game."

    What needs to change?

    "We’ve got to cut out silly mistakes and conceding first. They’ve been playing expansive football, getting countered and not shutting the back door. We’ll try to address those tonight – and send them out to express themselves."

  14. 'Neil can build on Brendan's legacy'

    Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has spoken to the official Celtic website about Neil Lennon's return, saying: “We are pleased to be able to announce Neil’s return to Celtic.

    "In bringing Neil back to the club until the end of the season, we have appointed a man who knows what it means to be Celtic manager and someone who knows how to win.

    “We know he has the commitment and desire needed to face the challenges ahead.

    "We are delighted to also promote John Kennedy to assistant manager and bring Damien Duff into our first-team management group. This will bring vital continuity and allow us to build on Brendan’s legacy."

    Peter Lawwell
  15. 'Celtic will always be my club'

    Brendan Rodgers has made special mention of the Celtic players in his statement to the club website.

    “They were an absolute pleasure to work with and I want to thank them all for the commitment and positivity they gave to my coaching philosophy each and every day. Every one of them will be a friend for life.

    “Celtic is in great hands for the future and I am sure the club is in a wonderful position to continue to dominate Scottish football and do well in Europe.

    “Celtic will always be my club and I wish everyone connected to Celtic - the board of directors, the staff and, of course, the Celtic supporters - every success in the future."

  16. 'Absolute pleasure' to work with board

    Brendan Rodgers tells Celtic's website: “It has been a real honour to serve the club and its supporters across the past three seasons.

    "I have been a Celtic supporter all my life and the reason I came to Glasgow was to work for the club I had such love and affection for.

    “From the moment I walked into Celtic Park, I have been living my dream and, together with the players, staff and supporters, we have been on an amazing journey, which I will never forget.

    "It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Peter, Ian, Dermot and the rest of the Celtic Board and together we have done everything we could to bring success to our supporters."