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Last Updated: Friday, 27 January 2006, 07:20 GMT
Lennon plays down Leicester link
Celtic midfielder Neil Lennon
Lennon wants to move into management one day
Celtic captain Neil Lennon has played down speculation linking him with the vacant manager's post at Leicester.

The 34-year-old midfielder made more than 200 appearances for the Foxes betweeen 1996 and 2000.

But Lennon told the Daily Record that he wants to help the Parkhead club win the Scottish Premier League title.

"Every year you want to win the title. This is no different but I'm captain this season and I really want to see it through," he told the Daily Record.

On Thursday, Lennon's agent Martin Reilly told BBC Sport: "Neil has a special place in his heart for Leicester and he has never hidden his desire to move into management.

"But for now he is concentrating on winning the league with Celtic."

The Foxes dismissed former Hearts boss Craig Levein on Wednesday and are third from bottom in the Championship.

Lennon is out of contract in the summer, having arrived at Celtic from Leicester in a 6m move in 2000.

Lennon helped Leicester win promotion to the Premiership, won the League Cup twice and played in the Uefa Cup.

Former Leicester, Leeds and Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister has also been linked with the job.

He refused to make a comment when contacted by BBC Sport.

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