Danny Lennon rolled back the years last night, as the former St Mirren manager returned to the pitch at 50 years old.
The Clyde boss bizarrely subbed himself on during a match against Celtic Colts in the Glasgow Cup. He retired from football 11 years ago, but that didn’t stop him making an appearance.
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Just 50-year-old Danny Lennon subbing himself on against Celtic Colts in the #GlasgowCup. 🤣👏 pic.twitter.com/TPMFfAtPSO
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Lennon was on the bench initially, but few inside Broadwood could have predicted that he would actually step onto the park.
Ex-St Mirren manager Lennon operated in CDM
When he did come on, the ex-Buddies boss operated in front of the back four. He played the CDM role against the Celtic youth side. Amazingly, he was 33 years older than some Hoops stars.
That makes him old enough to be their dad. Regardless, he still helped Clyde on their way to a 3-1 victory.
Clyde were in front just before the break when Ally Love converted his close range header.
The introduction of Lennon tightened things up in midfield, with the Bully Wee running out comfortable 3-1 winners in the end.
Lennon’s Clyde stock will rise a bit after this brilliant and slightly hilarious contribution. He guided them to promotion last season, although they haven’t started brilliantly, drawing once and losing twice in League One.
Fair play to Lennon for getting on the park at his age. The love of the game must burn brightly within him.