NEIL Lennon last night insisted the outcome of the William Hill Scottish Cup final tomorrow will have no bearing on his future as Celtic manager.

Celtic will become the first club in the history of Scottish football to complete a treble treble if they defeat Hearts at Hampden – an achievement that should increase Lennon’s chances of being kept on full-time.

Glasgow City Council yesterday dismissed a document that was posted online, which warned of large crowds and restricted road access at Parkhead on Monday as the Scottish champions’ unveiled their new manager, as a fake.

The Northern Irishman, who took over from Brendan Rodgers on an interim basis back in February, stressed he was comfortable with the uncertainty about whether his services will be retained.

The 47-year-old revealed he will fly to Marbella in Spain on Monday to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday regardless of the outcome of the final.

“I knew the situation and I’ve said it ad nauseam since I’ve been here,” he said. “I’ve said it will be resolved after the cup final and that hasn’t changed.

“I’m going to Marbella on Monday for a few days for my mate’s 50th birthday. I’ll be around on Sunday, then away for three or four days. That’s in place. We’ll see what happens after that.

“If there’s communication we can do it on Sunday, we can do it over the phone. Look, I’m not pre-empting anything, that’s pointless. What I’m telling you is my plan for after the cup final – go away and see what happens.”

Lennon added: “I feel really good. I’m enjoying it. All the pressure for me was on winning the league. That was really important. Saturday isn’t going to dictate whether I get the job or not.

“Now we have the huge bonus of being in the final. I’m calm. I’ve learned a lot in the four years I’ve been away, with the ups and downs and the whole package that comes with it.

“I’ve also learned not to engage in false news, noise, rumours - all that stuff. There is a lot of that in this day and age. I feel good because I’ve come in and basically done the job I’ve been entrusted to do.”

Celtic plan to hold an open topped bus parade through Glasgow on Saturday night if they win the Scottish Cup, but Lennon stressed he was focusing solely on beating opponents who have caused the Parkhead club problems in the past couple of seasons.

“Hearts are a very difficult obstacle for us to overcome so there’s no point me sitting here telling you how I’m going to feel when we win the cup,” he said. That will hopefully all come at half past five on Saturday. In the meantime, I’m just wary of everyone talking about treble trebles, bus parades and blah blah blah . . . Hearts aren’t going to give it you. You have to go and take it.

“We’ve got to play the game and not the occasion. That’s really important. It’s the message we will be hammering over to the players over the next two days.”

Lennon revealed that he had avoided reading internet rumours - which have linked Celtic with, among others, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas - on social media since returning to Celtic after Rodgers left for Leicester City.

“I’m not on that stuff at all," he said. "I quit Twitter years ago and all the other stuff because it’s just not important any more. It’s not real. There are things on there that can be interesting and there are things on there that are really not appropriate and personal.

"Again, you can’t take offence to it because people are voicing their opinions, but it’s not really pertinent to me because it’s not really important.

“I am more relaxed because the league is out of the way. That is the one that was the bigger stressor really. As was the semi-final and getting to the final. It was almost as if you are being judged game to game – he to win this, he has to win that.

“I’m enjoying the job now. I’ve gotten to know the players a lot more over the piece. They were, obviously, going to be a bit wary of me coming in with my reputation. But they are comfortable with that, which is good."

Lennon revealed Celtic medical staff are continuing to monitor Oliver Burke, who limped off against Hearts on Sunday, but admitted he was optimistic that Kieran Tierney would be fit to play.

“We are assessing Oli Burke and we will see how KT is over the next couple of days,” he said. “He trained on Wednesday and came through it alright. He had a recovery day today and we’ll see how he is after that.

“If he can play, he will. He has been playing through a lot of pain over the last few months. It speaks volumes for his character.

"A lot of players wouldn’t have done that. We are just nursing him through.”