Despite reaching the last 16 of the Champions League last season, the Celtic manager yesterday agreed a new one-year rolling contract on the same pay and conditions, the only significant change a "tweak" to certain legal aspects of the deal.
The Celtic manager, however, was happy to conclude the paperwork, revealing he was already "well paid" and that bringing more success to the club was more important to him than extra money. "It's the same contract," he said. "There were just some legal stipulations that I wanted tweaked a little bit. I signed it on Friday morning so I'm happy to proceed.
"I'm well paid. The club have looked after me very well from the day I walked in as a player. I've got a good contract and good backing.
"The priority for me is the football side of things [not money]. I have a huge challenge now - can I take this team into the Champions League without three of the more important players from years gone by? That is a huge challenge in itself.
"You are always one game away from a crisis and that is very, very true as I have witnessed these last few days," added Lennon.
"It keeps you thinking. It gives you some sleepless nights sometimes. The one thing I fear in this job is the sack and that is what drives me and motivates me more than anything.
"Obviously producing a good team and good players and winning silverware is added to that, but the fear of the sack is the thing that motivates me more than anything else.
"I'll always feel while I'm in the job that I owe people something, whether it's the people who employ me, the supporters, or the players I bring in. It's just the way I am. I'll always feel I've got a responsibility to someone."
The "tweaks" are thought to include changes to the terms should Lennon wish to break his contract but the Northern Irishman was reluctant to divulge more. "That's a private matter. But there were things I wanted to change from a couple of years ago and they've agreed to do that."