Eddie Howe is set to take home an enormous £2m salary, according to a report.
The 43-year-old Englishman is favourite to become the next manager at Celtic Park with a move set to be finalised in the coming weeks. However, the former Bournemouth manager is quietly preparing to take the reins at Paradise and is looking at preparing a backroom staff.
The Scottish Sun reported yesterday that Howe would be earning a huge salary as Dermot Desmond looks to step up his investment in Celtic by attracting a young, highly rated manager to help regain the league title. The report was mainly about the fact that John Kennedy had become one of the contenders for the Celtic Sporting Director role.
Howe is said to be courting the opinion of former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as he nears a deal to bring him to Paradise. The Englishman is likely waiting to see if his former club get promoted before plotting a raid to take his former coaching staff to Glasgow. Celtic are expected to undertake an enormous overhaul under Dominic McKay. McKay is set to herald in a new era in wake of the end of the 9IAR run and Quadruple Treble successes. Celtic need a big investment on and off the field to make up for the poor year and truthfully a managed decline from Rodgers’ era. If the report is true and Howe is attracting a salary in that region, it bodes well that a sizeable investment is incoming.