Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has made an admission regarding his first spell at managing the Parkhead club.
Lennon joined Deeney, Simon Jordan and Jim White on TalkSPORT this morning and the now pundit made the claim that he wanted to sign Deeney for his first Hoops squad.
Troy Deeney was a massive player for Watford and the striker knew how to score goals, he would have fitted into Lennon’s way of playing, a real box to box type of goal scorer.
“I was a big fan of Troy in my first spell as manager. He was the type of striker that I liked. We went down to watch him in that very famous play-off game against Leicester, I was there that day. Knockaert missed that penalty, thirty seconds later, Troy’s putting Watford to Wembley!
“Finances dictated everything, and whether Troy wanted to come is another thing. But we were huge admirers at the time.”
As Neil Lennon said, clearly money was the issue there and an agreement could not be made, on the matter if Deeney would have signed, that’s another story.
However, would the striker have been successful at Celtic?
Troy Deeney ended up staying with Watford and as it stands the striker managed to play 417 times for the Hornets and scoring 140 times with a good percentage of those goals being in the English Premier League.