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Neil Lennon signs one-year rolling deal at Celtic - but with no increase in salary

Updated: Friday, 23 Aug 2013 18:41 | Comments

No bumper contract for Neil Lennon
No bumper contract for Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon has signed a new contract as Celtic manager but without receiving a wage increase.

One morning report claimed the former Hoops skipper was to be rewarded with a "bumper" new deal as reward by the Celtic board for leading his side to two Scottish Premier League titles and the last-16 of the Champions League.

However, Lennon, who revealed that forwards Georgios Samaras (toe), James Forrest (sciatica), Derk Boerrigter (ankle), Anthony Stokes (calf) and Kris Commons (groin) are all very doubtful for the visit of Inverness in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, said: "It is a new contract but there is no change in the remuneration and there is no change in the way the deal is, in terms of length.

"It is still a one-year rolling contract, it is just there is a few legal stipulations and conditions that I wanted tweaked a little bit. The club have agreed to do that and I signed it this morning.

"Unfortunately for me, it is not a bumper contract as was reported but it is nice thinking that way.

"The rolling contract works for both parties, that is the way it was for Martin O'Neill and Gordon Strachan and I am no different.

"There are other stipulations in the contract that I have agreed to but in terms of remuneration it is the same as it was." 

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