Neil Lennon has once again expressed his desire to replace Neil Warnock as the Aberdeen manager.

Lennon, 52, is currently searching for a step back into football after a stint with Cypriot outfit Omonia Nicosia ended 16 months ago.

He was recently snubbed for the Republic of Ireland national team job and has spoken strongly about how he could help resurrect Aberdeen's struggling season if given the opportunity. 

The ex-Hibernian and Celtic boss has been doing the media rounds and gave talkSPORT his verdict on Warnock's surprise departure whilst reiterating his case to be his replacement. 

He said: "First of all I was surprised Neil left, the one person you'd want to put fires out is Neil Warnock.

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"I think he would have got it right but I don't know in his own mind was he happy there, or just probably too far away from Cornwall (his home), you couldn't go any further than Aberdeen really. It's a job that would interest me, there's no question. It's a big club with big tradition, it's one of the top clubs in Scotland.

"When you've managed Celtic for six years, it's just full on, it's a privilege and a great experience. Then you come out of it, it's like coming out of the army as a civilian like, 'This is normal life now'. You're used to a very regimented life but it's also very enjoyable and very rewarding, so yeah I do miss it."

Aberdeen have placed Peter Leven as caretaker head coach in the meantime and chief executive Alan Burrows claims a permanent appointment should be made by the conclusion of the upcoming international break.