Crystal Palace eye Celtic managerial target to replace Roy Hodgson

Eddie Howe is currently the favourite to replace Neil Lennon as Celtic manager in the summer, with many supporters allowing themselves to believe that the appointment of Dominic McKay as Chief Executive will herald in a new era for the club. However, a report today claims that Howe, 43, is one of the favourites to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Crystal Palace are looking to bring Howe to the club with Roy Hodgson’s deal set to expire in the summer. The 73-year-old veteran has overseen a period of stability at the London club; however, bosses are keen on a younger manager as they look to build upon the stability created by Hodgson.

Howe may very well be keen on a move to Celtic but this could be tested if they do not act upon his availability and begin rebuilding for the new season.

Despite being promised a January review into the managerial team, the club have failed to live up to that promise and so far the manager is still in his role despite the team’s massive failings this year. McKay and the incoming Celtic football operations team may opt for a move for a big name like Eddie Howe, who is renowned for his development of players and tactical nouse with a team that constantly punched above his weight.

Lennon has been under considerable pressure and the fact that the club have not decided to act has been damaging both to the success of the team this season as well as to Lennon’s own reputation. His achievements cannot be understated but the manner of this season has been unacceptable. Ross County, Motherwell and Livingston have reaped the rewards of a ‘bounce’ following a change in management and Celtic have been afforded a number of opportunities to take action but have for whatever reason, decided not to.

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