Celtic have been looking to appoint a new manager ever since Neil Lennon resigned back in February when Celtic were 18 points adrift of Rangers.
His assistant John Kennedy took over as the interim manager but now that Steven Gerrard’s men have wrapped up the Scottish League, Celtic’s attention is turning on who they want to lead them as they attempt to wrestle the title back from their city rivals.
That man may be Eddie Howe, whom the club are said to be interested in and impressed by.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Celtic have made contact with Eddie Howe for their vacant manager role pic.twitter.com/BuWpj2r5bF
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 1, 2021
Howe has been out of work since he resigned from his 8 year stint at Bournemouth, following their relegation last summer, and The Daily Record are reporting that the interest is mutual.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) April 1, 2021
The article says that one of the clubs Howe turned down was Sheffield United, who parted ways with Chris Wilder last month. The other club remains unnamed but that there is a manager in place.
DUNDEE, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 26: Scott Brown of Celtic controls the ball during the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park on December 26, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
It seems the subject of the next manager at Celtic was the key topic today. Club captain and it’s most decorated player, Scott Brown, admitted that it was the uncertainty around the manager role which led to his decision to leave the club.
He said that he was offered a 12 month extension but;
“It was a hard situation. For me to have that fresh start with someone I know, trust and respect fully, or be sitting at Celtic until the end of the season not sure what to do or who’s coming in, that played on my mind.”
“I’ve got to look at the selfish point of view as well, I can’t just go in there and run a dressing room and be the guy where I still believe I can play football.”
“Aberdeen offered me a two-year deal and I couldn’t turn it down.”
On the upcoming end to his Celtic career he said, “I’m looking forward to playing as many games as possible until the end of the season, hopefully getting to another cup final as well.”
“I’ve had 14 fantastic years at this club and enjoyed every single moment. It’s been a wonderful career. It’s just a pity I can’t share the last remaining games with the fans in the stadium.”