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Lennon extends Hibs stay

Neil Lennon has penned a new three-year deal at Hibernian to keep him at the club until 2020.

The Northern Irishman took over from Alan Stubbs at Easter Road in June 2016 and guided the club to promotion, winning the Scottish Championship by eleven points.

After a summer where nine new players arrived, including seasoned campaigners like Efe Ambrose from Celtic and former Hibs players Stephen Whittaker and Anthony Stokes, Lennon has committed to the club for three more years.

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He said, “I am delighted to have signed the deal. I’ve made no secret of my enjoyment of my time at Easter Road and my desire to stay on at Hibernian.

“All of the parts are in place to build a strong future. We have a strong group of players...The infrastructure is first class, it’s a great club, and now I want to do all I can to make it a successful one.”

Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that Neil wants to commit to the club. He is an ambitious guy, he wants to win silverware, and he brings that mentality with him.

"We look forward to working together to bring supporters more of the success they have enjoyed over the past two seasons.”