Neil Lennon back in the Hoops for Jock Stein Charity Match

AS the Celtic Legends’ squad for the Jock Stein Charity Match – sponsored by Direct Slating Supplies – gradually takes shape, Celtic FC Foundation and the Pars Foundation are delighted to announce former Celtic manager Neil Lennon as the latest name to pledge his involvement.

September’s match at East End Park will mark something of a reunion for Neil Lennon and the Hoops faithful, as the former No.18 returns to the Celtic fold for the first time since his departure as manager in June, 2014.

A lifelong Celtic fan signed by Martin O’Neill in 2001, Neil Lennon went on to be a legendary figure in the Hoops. As well as being a crucial part of the team that went all the way to the UEFA Cup final in 2003, he won every domestic honour before eventually becoming club captain under Gordon Strachan.

Taking over as manager in 2010, Neil Lennon achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row and added two Scottish Cups to his impressive list of accolades.

Alongside Lennon, will be a host of former Celtic stars featuring the likes of Tom Boyd, Stiliyan Petrov and Alan Stubbs as well as celebrities including James McAvoy and Martin Compston.

The Jock Stein Charity Match takes place on Sunday, September 6 at East End Park. The occasion will see a squad of Celtic Legends squaring off against their counterparts from Dunfermline Athletic to commemorate the 30th anniversary passing of the legend of all legends, Jock Stein.

Celtic Legends’ Squad So Far

Manager: Murdo MacLeod
Tom Boyd
Stiliyan Petrov
Tosh McKinlay
Alan Stubbs
Martin Compston
Simon Donnelly
Jackie McNamara
Jonathan Gould
Mark Burchill
James McAvoy
Rab Douglas
Neil Lennon

The Jock Stein 30th Anniversary Charity Match takes place on Sunday, September 6 at East End Park (KO 2pm).

Tickets for the match, priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions, are available ONLINE, by calling 0871 226 1888* or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office.

Matchday Hospitality is available, on a first come, first served basis, in the Purvis Suite at a cost of £45 per person, or supporters can upgrade to a pitch-side box for an additional price of £100 per person.

To make a booking please visit, contact DAFC on 01383 724295, [email protected]

Proceeds from the day will be shared between Celtic FC Foundation and the Pars Foundation, the respective charitable arms of both clubs

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