Neil Lennon in Rapid Bucharest manager frame as Celtic legend holds talks after Martin O'Neill link

Neil Lennon is in the running to become Rapid Bucharest manager after holding talks with the Romanian club.

The Celtic legend hasn't worked since being sacked by Omonia Nicosia in 2022 after winning them the Cypriot Cup but performing below par in the league. He was strongly linked to the Republic of Ireland and Aberdeen jobs recently, expressing his interest in both, but they ultimately went to other candidates.

It is now believed the 52-year-old has has had discussions with Rapid chiefs over their vacancy. It was initially reported that his former Hoops boss Martin O'Neill was in the frame for that but it's now understood Lennon is the man who has been in talks over taking over at the Bucharest outfit.

Rapid sports director Daniel Sandu said: "Moving forward, we have to figure out exactly what we're looking for and what we want from both the players and the new staff.

"At the moment we are not in a very good place, but I have faith the new management team will reset us and show what Rapid is all about."

Lennon won five league titles, three Scottish Cups and a League Cup as Celtic boss while a spell at Hibs saw him lift the Championship and bring the Easter Road men back to the top flight.

Rapid are a sleeping giant in Romanian football and have recently returned to the top flight after a spell working their way through the lower leagues as a result of financial difficulties and penalties incurred.