Betting suspended on former Celtic boss Neil Lennon becoming new Hibs manager



SPFL league sponsors Ladbrokes have suspended betting on Neil Lennon becoming the next Hibs manager amid rumours the Northern Irishman met with Easter Road CEO Leeann Dempster on Thursday.

A flurry of bets on ex-Celtic boss Lennon succeeding Alan Stubbs, who was unveiled as the new Rotherham manager on Wednesday, saw the odds tumble from 14/1 to 1/4.

neillennonRumours swept through the capital that Lennon has been interviewed for the post by Dempster.

Scotland Under-17s coach Scot Gemmill, ex-Hibs and Inverness boss John Hughes and Scotland coach Stuart McCall have also been linked with the vacancy.

David Macdonald of Ladbrokes said: “The early money had been for John Hughes but in next to no time there’s been a flurry of support for Neil Lennon.

“He’s been supported at all prices down from 14/1 so we’ve decided to take a breather and wait for this one to settle down.”