Celtic manager Neil Lennon has hit back as the Scottish Football Association instigated disciplinary action over an alleged outburst against St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin.
Lennon has been accused of a "failure to behave in a responsible manner as an occupant of the technical area by repeated use of offensive, insulting and abusive language'' during the 1-1 draw with Saints on Sunday.
The Hoops boss has yet to respond to SFA compliance officer Vincent Lunny's notice of complaint. But Lennon - who still has an active three-match suspended ban in place - has made it clear he will fight the charge.
He said: "I can't really talk about it at the minute but needless to say I will be defending my case as vigorously as possible. I don't want to say anything to prejudice the case against me.
"I'll speak to the club officials and lawyers and we will come up with a defence to defend myself as best I can. Vincent has a job to do and he feels he has to bring this case forward and we will deal with it when it comes around.
"We will make a case and hopefully we will get what we deem to be the right result.''
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