Published Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Celtic''s Neil Lennon talks to the press. (© UTV)
A local journalist posed a series of unusual questions to the Lurgan-born manager ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League game against Spartak Moscow.
Lennon was asked if he would save Old Firm rivals Rangers - who were reformed in Scotland's Third Division earlier this year - if he had the cash to do so.
The Northern Irishman responded: "Would I help Rangers? If I had that money you wouldn't see me again, I would be in Las Vegas or somewhere like that! I have no idea how I would spend the money, I would invest it in the club and team and keep a little for myself."
On the subject of wealthy club owners, Lennon was left baffled after being asked if he would turn to Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery for help if Celtic encountered financial problems.
He said: "You've done your homework, haven't you? We don't see us having too many financial problems.
"We don't have the finances of English clubs or a super-rich owner who is quite happy to plough loads of money in. We run the club as a business, we have a budget and a strategy set and we work within that and it has been very successful for us in terms of building a team for the future. But if you have Sean Connery's number I will take it off you."
Lennon, who at one point said to his Russian inquisitor "is he a real journalist?", later described the press conference as "one of the more bizarre" of his career on Twitter.
He wrote: "Well that was one of the more bizarre press conferences I've had to do."