Celtic boss Lennon dismisses Everton job talk

The 41-year-old admits it is "nice recognition" to be made favourite for the Toffees vacancy, but insists he is happy at Celtic with "a great set of players" at his disposal
Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits he is pleased to be linked to the vacant Everton manager's job, but has dismissed the reports as pure speculation.

Goal.com exclusively revealed on Wednesday that the Toffees are targeting Wigan boss Roberto Martinez to replace the outgoing David Moyes but Lennon is now favourite with several bookmakers to land the role.

9/4 Neil Lennon is 9/4 with bet365 to be named the new Everton boss
However, the 41-year-old insists he will not be leaving the "great job" he has in Scotland – although he is happy to receive recognition for his work.

"Of course, it is nice recognition," Lennon told reporters.

"Roberto Martinez was favourite yesterday and I'm favourite today, it could be someone else tomorrow.

"But all of it is speculation. I have a job here, I have a great job, a great set of players, a great support, so I am pretty happy here."

After a successful playing career lasting 21 years, Lennon became manager of Celtic in 2010 and has won two Scottish Premier League titles and one Scottish Cup since.