El-Hadji Diouf: Neil Lennon 'is a D***head'

  • December 30, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton forward El-Hadji Diouf has labelled current manager Neil Lennon a 'd***head', potentially reigniting a feud which began in 2011.

Diouf, then of Glasgow Rangers, was involved in a controversial incident during a Scottish Cup tie against Celtic at Ibrox, where he squared up to the then Bhoys boss on the touchline and exchanged words which sparked outrage from supporters in the stands.

When asked to give his opinion on Lennon, Diouf responded in a negative manner, whilst also expanding on previous derogatory comments about Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

"I didn't know Neil Lennon but saw his face and have always hated him," Diouf told Football365. "He was at Celtic and I was at Rangers and the two clubs were at war with each other.

"He is a d***head and I've never liked him.

"At the end of the Liverpool-Celtic game in the (2003) UEFA Cup he asked me for my shirt but I never gave it to him. I would still not give him it today.

"Steven Gerrard is a great club player but an egotist as well. He didn't care about Liverpool winning - all that mattered for him was getting on the scoresheet.

"The person I would least want to spend Christmas with is Jamie Carragher. I hate him.

"He was the biggest turkey I've seen on a pitch. I found him useless."

After initially spending the 2004/05 season on loan at Bolton, Diouf made a permanent £4million transfer from Liverpool the following summer. During his time at the Reebok Stadium, the former Senegal international made a total of 136 appearances, scoring 24 goals, before making a £2million switch to Sunderland in July 2008.

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