Lennon: Why would I leave Celtic?

Neil Lennon does not “see any reason” why he would leave Celtic.

In the wake of the Hoops’ Champions League last-16 exit on Wednesday night at the hands of Juventus in Turin, the prospect of Lennon attracting interest from other clubs on the back of such an impressive run was acknowledged by chief executive Peter Lawwell.

However, ahead of today’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Ross County in Dingwall, the Parkhead boss said: “It (speculation) makes no difference to me.

“I am the manager of Celtic and I am one of the privileged few who have been lucky enough to do this job. I enjoy it, I love what I do.

“I can’t stop speculation about players or myself but at this current period I am Celtic manager and I don’t see any reason for that to change in the future.

“We have made huge strides this season. It is going to be difficult to replicate it next season but that is the challenge that lies ahead.”

Michael Laudrup, meanwhile, has handed Swansea a huge boost by agreeing a one-year extension to his contract at the Liberty Stadium.

The Dane has enjoyed a superb first season in charge of the Swans, guiding them to Capital One Cup glory and a place in the top half of the Premier League table.

The former Barcelona midfielder’s initial deal was set to run out at the end of next season, but his decision to extend his contract through to June 2015 will alleviate fears he would depart for pastures new this summer.

“We’ve started something this season that I want to continue,” Laudrup said

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