Eddie Howe raised Celtic security concerns says report

Eddie Howe dramatically told Celtic that he would no longer be taking over as the manager of the Glasgow club on Friday afternoon. The 43-year-old had been Celtic’s preferred candidate to replace Neil Lennon but due to being unable to attract his desired backroom team, he decided to withdraw himself from the process.

However, The Daily Record is reporting that Howe also raised a security concern to the club likely in the shocking attack on Peter Lawwell’s home and the scenes of devastation in George Square. For the soft spoken Howe, this must have been quite intimidating and given the issues with being unable to hire his staff, you can see why Howe was spooked.

Celtic’s outgoing CEO Lawwell and incoming Chief Exec Dominic McKay believed that they had their man with an agreement in place only for a U-Turn from Howe meaning a move was made for Ange Postecoglou. The Australian manager was not widely known by the support but the club are believed to rate him very highly given his successes as Australian National Team boss as well as titles in the A-League and the J-League.

The club are pushing forward with the appointment of Postecoglou, which will be a risk but it is better than giving the job to someone that appeared to have reservations about coming to Glasgow in the first place.

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  1. Hows comments show he was not right for the job. We need someone who isn’t afraid of the fight between green & white v blue. Hail Hail 💚🇳🇬🇮🇪

    • How soft is Eddie ,Celtic would have help place to stay safe and unless I have missed it is he refering that it was gets fans that did to peters car home I don’t know and it looks like he was looking for any reason not to come and there it was ,Eddie must have read that he was number one for the job he should have let the board known earlier to allow us more time for someone else that wants the job not some soft English guy and if anyone else signs this guy on to be manager check everything twice even if it’s the time do not believe a word that comes out of his mouth I hope who ever he goes to I wish you well he has not got the stuff to win anything he is a middle table type not a winner

  2. Celtic u r messing the fans around no ambition 4 the club sack the board pls sack the fuckin board can lawwell go now he has done nothin in last few yrs pls.

  3. I can’t believe that Sevco setting fire to Peter Lawwell has resulted in the loss of a potential manager. What if other players and managers are also put off by the actions. Bullyboy tactics from Sevco have won.

  4. George Square, Rangers Zombies, nah never happened. Was the Green Brigade did it . . .