DONEGAL-BOUND CELTIC BOSS NEIL LENNON GIVEN 24-HOUR GUARD AFTER BOMB DEATH THREATS

first_imgDONEGAL-BOUND Neil Lennon could be forced out of Celtic Park as a result of a terror campaign reignited by the interception of a suspect package yesterday.First-team coach Alan Thompson last night admitted that, while Parkhead boss Lennon won’t leave before the end of the season, he is likely to reconsider his position in the summer.Lennon and his Celtic team are in Donegal this weekend for a charity match with Finn Harps – a testimonial for ex-Celt John Kennedy. The former Northern Ireland midfielder has been placed under 24-hour surveillance as a result of this most recent scare, which police later declared a hoax.Celtic are now seriously concerned that Lennon – who has received death threats and been sent live ammunition in the post – will put his family first by walking away after one full season in charge of Celtic.Asked if he thought his gaffer would review his future at the end of this campaign, Thompson said: “I would assume so, yes. We are in three domestic competitions, which we’re delighted with.“Wednesday night was a great feeling, getting through to the next round of the Scottish Cup. The league is still up for grabs and we have Rangers again in the Co-operative Insurance Cup Final later this month. “So I would be very surprised if anything happened between now and then. I think it will be something he will sit down and look at in the summer.”Lennon’s family are also under constant watch by police and Thompson added: “His family are first and foremost, both in Scotland, his partner Irene and his little boy Gallagher, as well as his mum, dad and sisters back home Co Armagh.“Only Neil and his family can make that decision (on his future). But I’d be surprised if he goes anywhere in the next nine or 10 weeks.”Lennon had a minder with him at training yesterday and was excused pre-match media duties following the latest incident surrounding his safety.A Strathclyde Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we are currently investigating a suspicious package intercepted at the Royal Mail sorting office in Saltcoats. The package was examined and it is being treated as a hoax. Police enquiries are ongoing.” In January, Lennon was the target of bullets intercepted at a postal sorting office outside Belfast.Ex-Derry City players Paddy McCourt and Niall McGinn were also sent bullets in the post.DONEGAL-BOUND CELTIC BOSS NEIL LENNON GIVEN 24-HOUR GUARD AFTER BOMB DEATH THREATS was last modified: March 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img