"This is a challenge I am really looking forward to, I don't consider it to be a brave move or anything like that,".
Lennon spent four years in charge of Celtic and faced some passionate and intense games against fierce rivals Rangers and so is clearly a man who can handle pressure:
"It's a different environment here," he said. "It was very intense in Glasgow - whether you were at Rangers or Celtic.
Noting the rivalry with local minnows Blackburn and Wigan, Lennon continued:
"There will be derbies here with Blackburn up the road and Wigan. The North West is a hotbed of football, maybe not as intense as Glasgow but I feel those four years have prepared me for anything that lies ahead."
Bring them on.