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MetiNews.Com - Celtic are set for big changes this week with Neil Lennon's second spell at the club seemingly coming to an end.
Breaking News ! Celtic will be on the look out for a new permanent manager with Neil Lennon reportedly set to leave his role as manager in the next 24 hours. John Kennedy is set to take charge in an interim position, but Express Sport takes a look at the leading contenders to come in on a permanent basis. Related articles Celtic boss Neil Lennon opens up on sack pressure as Rangers win again Neil Lennon to leave Celtic after board hold 'crisis talks' Steve ClarkeSteve Clarke will have his eyes solely focused on leading Scotland to their first major tournament since 1998 at this summer's European Championships.But Clarke has emerged as the early frontrunner to come in and replace Lennon, despite his current role as Scotland boss.It's been done before where managers have juggled domestic and international jobs at the same time - Guus Hiddink was Russia boss during his time in charge at Chelsea.And Clarke would prove a popular choice given what he's done for Scotland's national team over the past two years.JUST IN: Celtic boss Neil Lennon slams Nicola Sturgeon after being called out Neil Lennon is set to leave Celtic (Image: GETTY)Rafael BenitezBenitez left his role as manager of Chinese outfit Dalian Professional, sparking speculation of a planned move elsewhere.The former Liverpool boss has been linked with taking the Celtic job in the past, and will be in demand while he's still available.It would be a massive signal of intent for Celtic as well bringing in someone of Benitez's pedigree with the main goal for the club being to try and succeed in Europe.Lennon has failed to achieve that in his second spell at Celtic, but Benitez would bring in more experience in that regard.
.The 43-year-old left his post as Bournemouth boss last summer after eight years in charge where he was once tipped to become the next England manager.Taking Bournemouth to the Premier League remains one of the most impressive managerial feats of recent years and at 43 years of age, Howe could bring something different to those more experienced.Howe has taken his time on finding his next job, weighing up his options to take the right position. At Celtic, it could be a match made in heaven though with both parties benefitting. Frank Lampard may relish a quick return to management (Image: GETTY) READ MORE Tiger Woods car crash: Ex girlfriend Lindsey Vonn reacts to incident Frank LampardFrank Lampard may well relish the chance to return to management quickly after being sacked by Chelsea last month.The former England international failed to convince Roman Abramovich that he was the right man to take the club forward after the Blues spent close to £250million last summer.But in Lampard's debut season in charge at Stamford Bridge, he earned rave reviews for getting the best out of Chelsea's talented young players while working with a transfer ban.And the prospect of putting Lampard directly up against Steven Gerrard for the Scottish title may be too good of a prospect for Celtic to turn down.
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