Dial-a-manager! Celtic boss Lennon stops his press conference to answer reporter's phone… but the wife hangs up (TWICE!)
12:44 GMT, 22 January 2013
14:10 GMT, 22 January 2013
For all of the pressure football managers are thought to be under, Celtic boss Neil Lennon has shown some of them are happy not to take themselves too seriously.
During his press conference following his side's 4-1 Scottish Premier League victory over Hearts, one of the reporters' phones being used as a recording device began to ring.
And how did the manager react By answering the call, from the reporter's wife it turned out, and attempting to engage the woman, whose initials are SW, in front of a packed room.
Scroll down to watch video of the hilarious exchange at Celtic
Focus: Neil Lennon was speaking at his Celtic press conference
Who's this Lennon picks up the phone after being interrupted
After first ignoring the ring and vibration on the desk, Lennon cut short his answer to a question and took the call. 'She's not happy,' he said, as the call was hung up.
Normal service was resumed but, undeterred, the women, now identified as Sharon, the wife of Michael Grant, the chief football correspondent for the Herald newspaper, called back.
Question and answer: Lennon tries to speak to the reporter's wife
Snub! Lennon chuckles after the woman hung up on him
'Are you going to stop interrupting my press conference please,' Lennon said as he answered. 'This is Neil Lennon.'
He then laughed as the call was cut again, before turning to the man whose phone it was, adding: 'You're not going out tonight, Michael.'
VIDEO Lennon picks up the phone in press conference
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