Irene Lennon Is Neil Lennon Wife: Bio, Net Worth, Children, Career & More

Neil Lennon’s wife, Irene Lennon, is the Northern Irish Football coach and former player. They married in 2008, after being together for four years.

Neil Francis Lennon was born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland on June 25, 1971.

During his prime, he was a fantastic football player. Furthermore, he has played for major English clubs such as Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra, and Leicester City. He is still active in football as a manager after retiring as a player. He is currently the head coach of the club AC Omonia.

Quick Facts about Neil Lennon

Full NameNeil Francis Lennon
Birth Date25 June, 1971
Birth PlaceLurgan, County Armagh, Northern Iceland
ProfessionFormal Football player, Manager
WifeIrene Lennon
ChildrenGallagher Lennon
Net worth1.5 million USD

Neil Lennon Married His Wife Irene Lennon In 2008

Neil lennon's  ex-wife and his son Gallagher Lennon
Neil lennon’s ex-wife and his son Gallagher Lennon ( Source : c8 )

Irene Lennon is the wife of formal footballer and manager Neil Lennon. They got married in 2008 after a beautiful relationship of four years.

They have one child together, Gallagher Lennon. However, they are not together. According to celebscouples, he is single and not dating anyone.

Before Irene, he was in relation with Jeniffer Johnson. Irene revealed when she was pregnant, Jeniffer was pregnant too. Jeniffer and Neil got separated after knowing about Neil’s relationship with Irene.

According to the thefreelibrary, Irene said to Neil, ” it was not marriage or nothing,” and he got down on his knee on Christmas day and said,” After all the humiliation she had exposed to him, the ring on his finger is the least deserves.”

How Neil Lennon Made A Net Worth Of 1.5 Million Dollars

Neil Lennon has an estimated net worth of around 1.5 million dollars from his footballing career. On top of that, he has been a coach for a few years now.

Lennon made a decent salary when he played for Manchester City at 16. Leicester City signed Lennin for £750,000 in 1996 making him one of the highest earners in the club during the time. He earned his income from being a professional football player and manager of different biggest football clubs.

Inside Neil’s Football Career So Far

Neil Lennon started playing football at school. He started from the Celtic youth team.

Club Career

At 16, he got the chance to play at Manchester City as a trainee; he joined in 1987. In 1990, he was signed by Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer, and he debuted at Crewe Alexandra against Reading in August 1990. Because of his back injury, he missed the whole season of 1991-1992.

From Crewe Alexandra, he made 187 appearances and scored 18 goals for the club in 5.5 years.

In 1996, he joined Leicester City for a fee of £750,000. He debuted for Leicester City against Crystal Palace at Wembley. In 1997, he won his first major winning medal against Middlesbrough. During his time, he got a chance to play in two other league cup finals; in 1999, losing against Tottenham Hotspur 1-0, and in 2000, winning 2-1 against Tranmere Rovers.

In 2000, Celtic signed with Lennon for £5.75 million. He wins three winning medals. He helped the Celtic win two league championships and two Scottish Cups in four seasons. He played in the UEFA Cup Final in 2003, losing 3-2 with Porto after extra time.

He was made a caption of Celtic in 2005. In 2006, he extended his sign for a one-year. In 2007, he announced he was leaving Celtic after playing his last game on 26 May 2007. His captaincy won the Scottish Cup Final against Dunfermline Athletic.

On 31 January 2008, Lennon joined Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer but left on 3 April to take a coaching role at Celtic.

International Football Career

On 11 June 1994, Lennon played his first international game in a friendly match against Mexico. He waited almost one year to appear in the international and played against chile in another friendly. Three months later, he played with Portugal in a European Championship as his first competitive appearance.

In 2002, he retired from his international career after receiving a life-threatening. He played 40 games for his country and contributed two goals in his period.

Neil’s Managerial Career

Neil Lennon started his managerial career in 2008 at Celtic. Lennon took charge of the Celtic team after Tonu Mowbray’s appointment.

In 2010, he was appointed Interim Manager for the 2009-10 season. Under Lennon, Celtic won all league games and reached the semi-final. On June 2010, he was appointed as a full-time manager. He signed many talented, cheap, young players from a minor league. Gary Hooper, Beram Kayal, and Emilio Izaguirre are also signed on.

In 2011, he led Celtic to the League Cup Final and lost against Rangers. In 2013-14, Celtic qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage.

After leaving Celtic, he joined Bolton Wanderers on 12th October 2014 for four years contract. He won the first game as in charge of Bolton. In 3 months of charge, he raised the team from the bottom of the league to 14.

Lennon Joined Hibernian as a head coach in June 2016. Under his leadership, Hibernial won the Scottish Championship title in his first season. He extends his contract for the 2019-20 season.

Lennon got suspended by Hibernial for exchanging another club’s employee. In January, he left the club by mutual consent along with Garry Parker.

In February 2019, Lennon returned to Celtic as a manager. He served for the Celtic until February 2021.

Currently, he is serving as the head coach of Omonia. He joined on 8 March 2022. Under his leadership, Omonia won the Cypriot Cup against Ethnikos Achna on 25 May.

Awards Received by Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon receiving SFWA manager of the year
Neil Lennon receiving SFWA manager of the year ( Source : images )
  1. Lennon won the Professional Footballers’ Association(PFA) team of the year (Third Division) in 1993, 1994, and 1995.
  2. In 2003-3 and 2005-6, he won Celtic FC player of the year two times.
  3. SPL Manager of the Year in 2011-12.
  4. SFWA Manager of the Year three times.
  5. SPL Manager of the month eight times.
  6. SPFL Premiership Manager of the Month three times.
  7. SPFL Championship Manager of the Month two times.

Some FAQs

Who is Irene Lennon?

Neil Lennon and ex-wife Irene Lennon married in 2008 after dating for over 4 years. The couple share a son Gallagher Lennon.

Do Irene and Neil have children?

Yes, Irene and Neil has one son. His name is Gallagher Lennon who is often seen in stands during games.

What is Neil Lennon’s net worth in 2022?

Neil Lennon has a net worth of $1.5 million in 2022. Thanks to his career as a professional footballer and also a football coach.

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