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Premier League dog football fans – Final 12 announced

One fan and his dog: Battle to be Britain's most devoted football fido hots up

By
Oliver Harbord

PUBLISHED:

15:38 GMT, 25 March 2013

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UPDATED:

16:00 GMT, 25 March 2013

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and he most certainly will be when one of the remaining 12 dogs in this competition manages to win their owner a season ticket to their favourite club.

Oh and it gets better for the modelling pooches, as they get the chance to grab a season ticket for themselves too!

In the UK’s first ever canine football supporter contest, sports website TVbet.co.uk launched a search to find the most devoted doggie in British football.

Hound Hammer: Miss Bear is a West Ham fan

Hound Hammer: Miss Bear is a West Ham fan

Well wrapped up: Lucy supports Norwich City

Well wrapped up: Lucy supports Norwich City

Loyal supporter: Jaeger is a fan of Bournemouth

Loyal supporter: Jaeger is a fan of Bournemouth

Great headgear: Louis, a Celtic fan

Great headgear: Louis, a Celtic fan

Loyal: Leo wears a Newcastle shirt

Loyal: Leo wears a Newcastle shirt

After hundreds of applicants, the competition has been whittled down to these 12 mutts, with the top prize being a season ticket for the winning dog and his owner.

A spokesman for Tvbet.co.uk said: 'We’ve been amazed at the number of entries. It seems that Britain’s dogs are all barking mad about football.'

Armchair fan: Lenny the Arsenal supporter

Armchair fan: Lenny the Arsenal supporter

If the shirt fits... Jeter supports Chelsea

If the shirt fits… Jeter supports Chelsea

Rover(s): Sasha follows Blackburn

Rover(s): Sasha follows Blackburn

Royal rover: Cassie supports Reading

Royal rover: Cassie supports Reading

Following up from Sportsmail’s article earlier this month, the contest has got tongues and tails wagging with some on social media channels suggesting that one of the dogs – Chelsea fan Max the mongrel – could have a shot at becoming Rafa Benitez’s replacement.

Others have also poked fun at their respective clubs, claiming that the dogs would be better on the pitch than their players.

Devoted: Max the mongrel is a Chelsea fan

Devoted: Max the mongrel is a Chelsea fan

Gooner: Ginny the Arsenal-supporting dog

Gooner: Ginny the Arsenal-supporting dog

No1 fan: Villa following Luna

No1 fan: Villa following Luna

With the decision on Britain’s favourite football pooch imminent and the competition into the knockout stages, the contestants will be chomping at the bit to get their paws on the prize.

Rangers star Francisco Sandaza duped by Celtic fan cabbie in astonishing 23-minute phonecall – listen to clip

Rangers star duped into admitting he's only at Ibrox 'for the money' in astonishing 23-minute phonecall to prankster Glasgow cabbie (who just happens to be a Celtic fan!)
Listen to full recording of telephone conversation hereFrancisco Sandaza admits he'd be keen on big-money US moveSpanish striker candidly reveals his 4.5k-a-week salary detailsBut star pleads with fictional agent not to alert club to plansPrankster named Tommy has caught out Scottish football figures before

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

11:52 GMT, 20 March 2013

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UPDATED:

12:02 GMT, 20 March 2013

Rangers striker duped…

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Rangers striker Francisco Sandaza has apparently been tricked by a Glasgow taxi driver into admitting he only moved to Ibrox for the money.

In a phone conversation, which was recorded for 23 minutes, Sandaza revealed details of his salary to a cabbie named Tommy, who was posing as a Los Angeles-based agent. The taxi driver is a known prankster, who has duped footballers before.

The Spaniard also complains at the standard of football in Division Three claiming: 'I didn’t sign for the level, I signed for the money. I’ll get another contract after Rangers.'

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Bad call: Francisco Sandaza has been tricked by a Celtic supporter posing as an agent working in Los Angeles

Bad call: Francisco Sandaza has been tricked by a Celtic supporter posing as an agent working in Los Angeles

Celtic supporter Tommy – who has never revealed his surname – was pretending to be middle-man Jack McGonigle, has previously tricked disgraced former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and ex-SFA chief executive David Taylor, now a senior UEFA official.

Sandaza tells the prankster he is on 4,500 a week for the first season of his four-year deal which goes up to 10,000 in the final year. By that time the Ibrox club would expect to be back in the top flight of Scottish football.

The 28-year-old striker, who believed 'McGonigle' was approaching him about a move to Major League Soccer in the United States, admitted he would quit Ibrox for a better deal but insists he does not want the club to know about the conversation.

He says: 'Do not do it officially through the club. Send me the contract first. I don’t want trouble if Rangers find out about this.'

Sandaza signed for Rangers from St Johnstone last summer. He has also played for Dundee United.

LISTEN TO THE FULL CONVERSATION HERE…

Lennon and Conte come to blows Celtic Juventus

And tonight's main event…Wrestlemania II! After first leg farce, Celtic and Juve get set for another royal rumble in Turin

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Mick McManus (right)

Fight night: Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson and John Cena in action (left) during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium in April, 2012 and Seventies British TV hero Mick McManus (right)

WHo's the Daddy Wrestler Big Daddy (Shirley Crabtree) poses up with some fans in the 1970s

WHo's the Daddy Wrestler Big Daddy (Shirley Crabtree) poses up with some fans in the 1970s

'Before the ball’s kicked, he’s not doing anything. He’s entitled to stand where he likes. So he’s talking nonsense.

'We were getting hauled back and the referee is looking straight at it.

'Are the rules different in Spain and Italy to what they are in Britain On that showing they must be.'

Striker Georgios Samaras echoed Lennon's words, saying he hopes the referee in the second leg can deal with the antics better.

'It wasn't fair, I think everybody saw that,' said Samaras, who missed the first leg. 'It is how they defend set-pieces, like most Italian teams.

'Hopefully, the referee will have his eyes more open tomorrow and see clearly what's going on and it can be a fair game.'

With his side being three goals ahead in the tie, Juventus boss Conte is likely to leave out defender Giorgio Chiellini who made his return from injury in the 1-1 draw with Napoli on Friday night after for nearly three months.

Ring star: Hulk Hogan would have felt right at home in the Parkhead penalty box during the first leg visit of Juve

Ring star: Hulk Hogan would have felt right at home in the Parkhead penalty box during the first leg visit of Juve

Celtic manager Neil Lennon gestures during the UEFA Champions League, Round of Sixteen match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte argues during the match against Genoa in their Serie A match in Turin

Verbals: Both Lennon and Conte have locked horns in the last few weeks, with different perceptions on events in the first leg at Celtic Park, which Juventus won 3-0

Pride of Leeds: WWF Wrestler The British Bulldog

Pride of Leeds: WWF Wrestler The British Bulldog

Martin Caceres and Nicolas Anelka (both back) are also a doubt, while Paolo De Ceglie, Nicklas Bendtner and Simone Pepe (all thigh) are all long-term injuries.

Celtic need a miracle, and were boosted by Georgios Samaras returning during the 2-1 defeat away to Motherwell in the SPL last Wednesday.

However, Scott Brown's ongoing abductor problems will force him to miss the trip. Swedish fullback Mikael Lustig (thigh) also looks set to sit the game out. Lennon hopes Charlie Mulgrew can feature at some stage after injury.

‘Charlie’s all right,’ said Lennon. ‘He trained yesterday but that was his first proper training session, so it might be a bit much to stick him in straight away. We’ll see how he is.’

VIDEO: Big Daddy's big entrance on World Of Sport…

VIDEO: Wrestlemania VII featuring the British Bulldog…

Neil Lennon"s son Gallacher joins Celtic in training

He's one of the Bhoys! Lennon's son joins Celtic stars in training session

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15:38 GMT, 18 February 2013

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15:38 GMT, 18 February 2013

Meet the latest addition to Celtic's Scottish Premier League-chasing squad: Neil Lennon's seven-year-old son Gallacher!

The Hoops' lead at the top of the SPL is a mammoth 18 points, so maybe the Glasgow giants' boss wanted to show his players that the game remains child's play

He's one of the Bhoys! Gallacher joins the Celtic team during a training session on Monday morning

He's one of the Bhoys! Gallacher joins the Celtic team during a training session on Monday morning

He's one of the Bhoys! Gallacher joins the Celtic team during a training session on Monday morning

Gallacher joined the elite stars at the club's Lennoxtown training base for a kick-around during the preparations for Tuesday night's league clash with St Johnstone.

Coach Garry Parker and a number of other stars were on hand to share a few passes with the boss's son as the Parkhead club close in on a 45th league title.

Best foot forward: Gallacher is already following in his dad's footballing footsteps

Best foot forward: Gallacher is already following in his dad's footballing footsteps

Best foot forward: Gallacher is already following in his dad's footballing footsteps

Neil Lennon’s men closed in on
back-to-back crowns by moving 18 points clear at the top of the table
with Saturday’s 6-2 rout of Dundee United.

The
Parkhead boss has stated he could be willing to let some key men start
their holidays early if they get the job done with enough games to
spare.

Calling the shots: Lennon oversees the session with his players... and son

Calling the shots: Lennon oversees the session with his players… and son

Sir Alex Ferguson watches Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama at Parkhead

Fergie runs the rule over Celtic midfielder Wanyama as United boss returns to Glasgow

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

08:43 GMT, 23 January 2013

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UPDATED:

09:41 GMT, 23 January 2013

As his Manchester United side prepare for this weekend's FA Cup clash against Fulham 4,500 miles away in Qatar, Sir Alex Ferguson returned to his Glasgow roots to watch Celtic's 4-0 victory over Dundee United.

The Old Trafford boss was spotted in the Parkhead crowd as Neil Lennon's SPL leaders romped to an emphatic SPL win with Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama putting in a stand-out performance.

All smiles: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was in the stands at Parkhead on Tuesday night to watch Celtic beat Dundee United

All smiles: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was in the stands at Parkhead on Tuesday night to watch Celtic beat Dundee United

United are believed to be among a host of potential suitors for the 21-year-old, who struck the hosts' second goal of the evening in the 33rd minute.

Lennon is keen to keep hold of Wanyama, who arrived at the Scottish club from Belgian outfit Beerschot in 2011 and has played an instrumental role in guiding Celtic into the knockout stages of this season's Champions League.

Ferguson, meanwhile, will today pay his respects to Sean Fallon as the United manager attends the funeral of the Celtic legend, who was the assistant to Jock Stein when they won the European Cup in 1967.

Standing out: Victor Wanyama was impressive and scored Celtic's second in their 4-0 win

Standing out: Victor Wanyama was impressive and scored Celtic's second in their 4-0 win

Rory McIlroy still backing Paul McGinley over Colin Montgomerie for Ryder Cup capatin

Forget Monty, McGinley is the man! McIlroy still backing Irishman for Ryder Cup captain

By
Derek Lawrenson

PUBLISHED:

08:35 GMT, 15 January 2013

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UPDATED:

17:06 GMT, 15 January 2013

Rory McIlroy ramped up the
pressure on Europe’s Tournament Players’ Committee on Tuesday by
repeating his insistence that Paul McGinley had to be the next Ryder Cup
captain.

The 15-man committee meet on Tuesday
night to nominate the successor to Jose Maria Olazabal and speculation
has grown in recent days that Colin Montgomerie, the skipper at Celtic
Manor in 2010, might get the nod for a second term at Gleneagles next
year.

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Backing: Rory McIlroy wants Paul McGinley to captain the European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup

Backing: Rory McIlroy wants Paul McGinley to captain the European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup

In the money: McIlroy was unveiled as Nike's latest big-name signing in Abu Dhabi

In the money: McIlroy was unveiled as Nike's latest big-name signing in Abu Dhabi

‘I have a very strong opinion about
this and I’d be disappointed if it was Monty,’ said McIlroy.

‘I firmly
believe that captaincy should be a one-time thing. I first played under
Paul at the Seve Trophy in 2009 and he is the best captain I have played
under, and deserves his chance. His attention to detail his second to
none and he is also very inspirational.’

McIlroy believes that the voice of the players who worked their miracle at Medinah last year ought to be heard.

‘When you have myself, and Poults
(Ian Poulter), Luke (Donald) and several others all saying the same thing,
I’d like to think our opinion is valid,’ he said.

Next in line Paul McGinley

Take two: Colin Montgomerie could return

Decision: Paul McGinley (left) is tipped to lead Europe but Colin Montgomerie could be back for a second term

Liverpool loan move for David Villa rejected by Barcelona

Cough up if you want Villa! Bold Liverpool loan move rejected as Barca hold out for 16m

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13:34 GMT, 31 December 2012

Liverpool have been rebuffed in a bold attempt to take Barcelona striker David Villa on loan.

The 31-year-old is frustrated at the Nou Camp due to his lack of game time and is keen to come to England.

However, Barcelona will not entertain the idea of letting the Spain international go out on loan and will only consider a bumper transfer offer to sell in this window.

Hotshot: But David Villa has found opportunities hard to come by at Barca this term

Hotshot: David Villa has found opportunities hard to come by at Barca this term but his goalscoring record with both the Catalan giants and Spain is exceptional

David Villa

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already agreed a deal with Chelsea for Daniel Sturridge and is advanced with talks over a move for Thomas Ince. However, that deal has dragged because Blackpool want 6million for a player they bought from Liverpool for 250,000 18 months ago.

Villa was seen as a player of quality and experience who could share the burden with Luis Suarez and fit into Rodgers' ideal 4-3-3 formation having also played on the left for Barcelona and Spain.

Brendan Rodgers

Lone furrow: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers (above) is in the market to
bring in some support up front for Luis Suarez (below), despite his two goals against QPR

Luis Suarez

The move would have been an exception to Liverpool's normal guidelines with the club reluctant to bring in players who are over the age of 24.

Arsenal were interested in Villa but are reluctant to become embroiled in another bidding war with Barcelona having been told the price would be at least 16m.

Chelsea have been sounded out also but Rafa Benitez is unlikely to move for Villa with other options still ahead of him, despite the breakdown in the move for Demba Ba.

Villa has made 17 appearances for Barca this season and scored five goals. However, he would also be cup-tied in Europe having figured against Spartak Moscow, Celtic and Benfica in the Champions League.

Celtic move closer to move for Standard Liege defender Rami Gershon

A green light: Celtic's Rami move given the all-clear by Standard

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23:16 GMT, 30 December 2012

Israeli international Rami Gershon could be a Celtic player by next week after the player’s agent confirmed he is free to leave Standard Liege.

The Parkhead side have launched a bid to secure the left sided central defender on loan with a view to an 800,000 permanent deal in the summer.

Along with former Celtic strike target Marvin Ogunjimi Gershon is one of four Standard players omitted from the winter training camp in Turkey after being made surplus to requirements by coach Mircea Rednic.

Heading to Glasgow: Rami Gershon is close to a move to Celtic

Heading to Glasgow: Rami Gershon is close to a move to Celtic

Sportsmail understands the SPL champions face stiff competition from Juniper League side Royal Antwerp, however, with the lure of a Champions League tie with Juventus Celtic’s bargaining tool.

Under contract until the summer of 2014 Gershon spent a spell on loan at KV Kortrijk and will leave Standard once again in the coming week.

'I can neither confirm or deny the reports regarding Celtic’s interest.' Said agent Dudu Dahan – the man who also took Beram Kayal and Efe Ambrose to Glasgow.

'Rami will not be returning to Israel but he has had attractive offers from leading European clubs. We will know where he is going within the next week.'

Missing out: Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson faces a two match ban after being sent off

Missing out: Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson faces a two match ban after being sent off

Neil Lennon is facing a personnel shortage in central defence as Kelvin Wilson faces up a two match suspension after the winter break.

Efe Ambrose is also set to travel to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa with Nigeria – a tournament which could see him return to Glasgow just days before the first leg of Celtuc’s Champions League last 16 clash with Juventus.

English clubs Newcastle United and Millwall have both refused to let players join up with Nigeria.

But Ambrose, who has 16 caps for the senior team, wants to make the trip if Celtic give him the green light.

'If the club says I can’t go, then I can’t go,' said the defender. 'It all depends on what they say.

'I believe the manager has his own opinion. If they say I can’t go, I don’t have any option. But I believe they will come to the right choice for me.

Looking to add: Neil Lennon wants to strengthen in the transfer window

Looking to add: Neil Lennon wants to strengthen in the transfer window

'You know, I started out with my country. They made me what I am today. If it wasn’t for the national teams, I would not be here today.

'So I’m giving back some of what they’ve given to me. That is really important to me. Playing for my country is so important, every opportunity to do that makes me very happy.

'I played right through from the under-17s, the under-20s, the under-23s and then the senior team. That is how I got my move first to Israel and now here – playing on the international stage put me in the spotlight. That is why I have to give something back to my country.’

Ambrose, who played in central defence and midfield in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Hibs at Easter Road, is aware that his place in the team could be put at risk by spending weeks away with the Super Eagles.

But he insisted: ‘This is football. You have to fight for your place, you have to meet every challenge. For me, it’s OK, because I believe that, as a team, we are one. It doesn’t matter who sits on the bench or who starts – we all have the same objective.

'I won’t be worried about losing my place. If that is the challenge I have to face when I come back, I will face it. I will just have to fight my way back into the team. That will give me more edge and more drive to play my way back in.

'I am leaving the club in a good position, although the Hibs game was difficult for me, because I always want us to win. But we’re still a long way clear of the rest. We may lose a game every now and then – this is football.’

Celtic 4 Ross County 0: Gary Hooper scores double as Bhoys cruise to win

Celtic 4 Ross County 0: Hooper at the double as Bhoys coast to festive win

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UPDATED:

18:11 GMT, 22 December 2012

A Gary Hooper brace after the break helped Celtic romp to victory over Ross County in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Parkhead.

The home side dominated the first half with Staggies goalkeeper Mark Brown forced into several saves, although former Celtic man Rocco Quinn and Alex Cooper both missed great opportunities for the visitors.

However, when Celtic skipper Scott Brown struck a minute after the interval the Highlanders' resistance was broken, and Hooper helped himself to two classic poacher's goals before substitute James Forrest capped his return to action after being out since October with a hamstring injury by grabbing the fourth.

Heading for victory: Gary Hooper scores Celtic's third goal

Heading for victory: Gary Hooper scores Celtic's third goal

MATCH FACTS

Celtic: Forster, Izaguirre, Ambrose, Wilson, Mulgrew, Brown, Kayal (Forrest 58), Wanyama, Samaras (Herron 83), Nouioui (Watt 75), Hooper.
Subs not used: Zaluska, Rogne, McCourt, McGeouch.
Bookings: Wilson

Ross County: Brown, Fitzpatrick, Munro, Boyd, Kovacevic, Kettlewell (Glen 88), Brittain, Vigurs, Quinn (Lawson 77), Cooper (Corcoran 54), McMenamin.
Subs not used: Fraser, Tokely, Macphee, Ross.
Bookings: Munro, Kettlewell, Brittain.

Att: 49,428.
Ref: Euan Norris

The Scottish champions were drawn against Italian giants Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League on Thursday, but the exciting prospect of those games to be played in February and March did not spill over into this pre-Christmas fixture, especially in the first 45 minutes when a half-filled Celtic Park was subdued.

However, manager Neil Lennon will have been happier with his side's ruthlessness in the second period as the moved five points ahead of Inverness at the top of the table. And there was the bonus of seeing Forrest back in action.

Lennon was forced into two changes to his starting eleven. Left-back Emilio Izaguirre and striker Lassad Nouioui came in for Adam Matthews and Mikael Lustig, who had succumbed to ankle and hip complaints respectively.

The visitors also showed two changes with Mihael Kovacevic and Quinn in for Ross Tokely and Mark Fotheringham, with the former starting on the bench.

County took a point from the champions early in the season in Dingwall, but travelled south without a win in their last eight games and it looked ominous when the Hoops took only three minutes to create their first opening.

Izaguirre raced down the left and his cross found Lassad at the back post, but his header was held by Caley's former Celtic keeper Brown, who made a decent save from Charlie Mulgrew's shot on the turn from a Georgios Samaras free-kick moments later.

All smiles: Hooper celebrates his first goal at Celtic Park

All smiles: Hooper celebrates his first goal at Celtic Park

Brown looked to be in for a long
afternoon and in the 11th minute he made a good save from Hooper's
close-range header, after another Izaguirre cross from the left found
the Englishman unmarked in the box.

The
visitors lacked conviction when they did venture up the park, although
five minutes later former Parkhead midfielder Quinn blazed a drive from
25 yards just over the bar, after being played in by Iain Vigurs.

Celtic's early urgency subsided a little, but they still had County tightly in their grip. On the half-hour mark Brown was again called into action to save a decent effort from Lassad before another Parkhead attack was thwarted when Hooper's drive came off the face of Marc Fitzpatrick for a corner, which came to nothing.

As Celtic continued to press, midfielder Beram Kayal had a low drive from the edge of the box saved by Brown before the Highlanders broke with some purpose seconds later with Cooper setting up Quinn, but his hastily-taken shot was too tame to unduly bother Hoops keeper Fraser Forster.

Christmas cheer: James Forrest celebrates scoring Celtic's fourth goal

Christmas cheer: James Forrest celebrates scoring Celtic's fourth goal

Seconds from the break, with the Hoops defence static, Quinn set up Cooper, but England call-up Forster came to Celtic's rescue with a fine blocking save for a corner which prevented the visitors taking an unlikely lead into the interval.

Any chance of a County upset, however, dissipated just over a minute into the second-half when Hooper set up Brown to drive low past his namesake in the County goal from 14 yards. With the pressure off, Celtic relaxed and when Hooper flicked Lassad's cross past Brown with his head in the 53rd minute the points were effectively secured.

Forrest was given a rousing cheer when he replaced Kayal, but it was Hooper who had the fans off their seats again in the 64th minute when he was in the right place to head past Brown after Victor Wanyama's header from a Mulgrew corner was blocked up into the air.

It became a matter of how many Celtic would score and six minutes later Forrest sped into the County box after after taking a pass from Hooper and shot past the helpless Brown.

Lennon was afforded the luxury of giving 18-year-old attacking midfielder John Herron his debut as replacement for Samaras, before Hooper hit the bar from close-range when it looked odds-on he would secure his hat-trick.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he was inspired by meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson

Tea and pancakes with Sir Alex inspired us! Celtic boss Lennon reveals reason behind Euro run

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UPDATED:

15:21 GMT, 21 December 2012

Neil Lennon has revealed that drinking tea and eating pancakes with Sir
Alex Ferguson was the secret to Celtic’s magical run to the knockout
stages of the Champions League.

The Scottish champions beat Barcelona on a famous night at Celtic Park – and reduced Rod Stewart to tears – and have drawn Juventus in the first knockout stage of the tournament.

But it was a visit from Manchester United and former Rangers manager Sir Alex Ferguson that inspired Celtic’s success in the group stages.

Cheers boss: Neil Lennon says a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson inspired Celtic

Cheers boss: Neil Lennon says a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson inspired Celtic

Lennon told the Guardian: ‘He gave us two hours of his time, which he didn’t have to do, and I thought it was a brilliant gesture. It was in the privacy of a room at the training ground, just myself and my backroom staff, some tea and pancakes.

‘He was in great form. He has given us little tit bits along the way for the Champions League games. I’m not saying that has got us over the line, but every little bit helps.

‘He was one of the only managers to write me a letter when we won the championship in May and I’ll be eternally grateful to him for that, as well.'

The away win over Spartak Moscow in Group G, along with the narrow defeat by Barcelona in Catalonia, were seen as proof of Celtic’s ability to hurt teams on the break.

Hooping mad: Celtic will play Juventus in the Champions League last 16

Hooping mad: Celtic will play Juventus in the Champions League last 16

With Juve going to Glasgow on February 12 before the return leg in Turin on March 6, Lennon feels his team have a chance to cause another shock.

Lennon also revealed that winning the league with Celtic has finally made him feel settled at the club, after having to endure all the criticism that comes with the role.

‘Old managers make mistakes; Wenger makes mistakes, Ferguson makes mistakes, Mourinho makes mistakes. So what do people call them

‘Before winning the league, I felt like I was on probation. It has been a massive year for me, personally.’