The news broke yesterday that discussions have begun between Hibs and their head coach Neil Lennon over a new contract.
Lennon’s deal at Easter Road expires at the end of the season and both parties are keen to agree a deal to keep the Northern Irishman in Edinburgh.
Judging by comments on social media, Hibs fans are also eager to see a new contract for the 46-year-old, who led the club to the Ladbrokes Championship title last term. Here’s what some supporters had to say:
“Neil Lennon is fundamental to the success of our magnificent club. It is crucial we support his objectives and his strategy for the future. GGTTH” – Brian Ross at Facebook
“If Neil Lennon extends his contract till 2020 it will be the best signing this club has made in a long long time” – @thehibeesfamily on Twitter
“Good to see the club planning ahead keeping continuity is important. Lennon seems to be enjoying his time at Hibs and we seem to be buying into what the club is trying to do. A good move for Hibs a good move for Lennon and a good move for the fans. While they’re at it they should do the same for Leanne Dempster she has helped transform the club” – Alan Wicksted on Facebook
“Smart move from Hibs, more compensation when his stock inevitably rises and an English club come in for him. He’ll want another crack down south” – John Kinnaird on Facebook
“He must be given what he wants and supported in everything he wants to achieve. I trust him implicitly. GGTTH” – Craig Fraser
“Neil Lennon 3yr contract? Yes please!” – Andy Gillies on Twitter
“Let’s get it put to bed quick!” – Jon Boles
“Hope he signs an extension and three points at the weekend would be a good way to celebrate” – William Forbes on Facebook