Celtic boss talks about depression battle in new film
Neil Lennon, the manager of Celtic Football Club has opened up about his battle with depression, according to scotsman.com.
The 42-year-old has spoken about his mental health troubles in a film produced by Professional Footballers'' Association (PFA) Scotland and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. During the film, the manager opens up about particular incidences where he suffered from the illness.
These include after a match where Celtic beat rivals Rangers in 2001, securing them a seven-point lead on the title. Lennon, who was a player at the time, said that despite the win, he felt like he couldn't enjoy it.
Talking about this, he told dailyrecord.co.uk: "I was in the middle of a dressing-room that was euphoric but I couldn't actually remember anything about the match, and I couldn't share the excitement."
Lennon added: "All I knew was I wanted to get away from there and go home to a darkened room. I wanted to turn the light out and speak to no-one."
The manager also claims that his illness had a number of physical effects, such as not being able to eat and becoming very "insular".
Lennon says that he hopes, by opening up about his depression, he will help fellow sufferers come to terms with the illness.