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Neil Lennon praises fans after Celtic lift an eighth straight Premiership title

Celtic’s interim boss Neil Lennon praised the fan atmosphere over the weekend as the Hoops lifted the Premiership title for the eighth straight year. The Glasgow giants never looked in doubt of losing out on the crown this term and they eventually ran out as the clear winners with a nine-point gap over Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Speaking to reporters, Lennon was pleased to guide the team towards yet another league success and said that the atmosphere reminded him of the previous sting he was at the club, he said: “It felt like the Celtic Park I know. It was beautiful, the atmosphere and everything today. The performance and connection between the players and fans rolled back the years for me.”

Meanwhile, there were plenty of positive chants directed towards Lennon and when asked about the same, Lennon replied: “It was a nice moment, so again you enjoy that. But it’s the whole trophy day, what it means. It was a very difficult period to negotiate from a manager’s point of view. And the players have been excellent, absolutely excellent.”

With the outcome, Celtic have won each of the previous eight domestic titles and they have the opportunity to extend the dominance against Hearts next weekend. The Hoops have already made history with back-to-back domestic trebles and Lennon has the chance to extend the feat with a treble, should they overcome Hearts in the Scottish Cup.

On paper, Celtic remain the overwhelming favourites to secure the trophy and it would surely require a momentous effort from Hearts to end the Hoops’ domestic dominance. Meanwhile, the club have yet to make a decision over their next head coach and it remains to be seen whether Lennon would be handed with the permanent role after impressively handling the team after Brendan Rodgers’ surprise departure in February.