Former Celtic player Bertie Auld has said that manager Neil Lennon should resist any advances from Premier league outfit Everton for the vacant managerial job. Everton manager David Moyes will be taking over at Manchester United from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer. This would leave a vacant job at Goodison Park for the first time in 11 years. Several high profile names have been linked with the job including Celtic manager Neil Lennon, but Auld reckons that Lennon should spend at least a couple of years more at Celtic Park because he has not completed the formative years of his managerial career.

Celtic will be taking on Hibs in the Scottish cup final after the end of the Premier league season. Celtic have already won the Scottish Premier league and winning the Scottish cup will be special for Lennon because it would have helped him achieve a rare double. Due to his exploits with Celtic over the years, Lennon has been strongly linked with a move to Everton along with the likes of Michael Laudrup and Malky Mackay. The 41-year-old, though, has not come out with a statement denying the rumours, which has increased speculation that he may leave the club at the end of the season.

“Neil Lennon is just a young boy and has a lot to learn. I think he has done a good job. He has done extremely well since taking charge. But I have to say I am disappointed that we have dropped 35 points in the league this season. Celtic have got a squad of players which should have run away with the league but didn’t really. We are 13 points clear at the top with one game left, but it was disappointing to see us lose to the teams that we did,” said Auld.