Former Celtic striker and supporter of the club, Frank McAvennie has told Football Insider that he does not believe Eddie Howe will take the Celtic job now, explaining that his sources have also said as much to him.
McAvennie, who lives in Glasgow and regularly appears on the Open Goal podcast, said “I don’t think he’ll (Howe) come now (to Celtic), I thought he would’ve got it by now.”
He elaborated on those remarks by saying: “From what I’m told he’s wanting a director of football and I don’t think Hughes wants to come back up here from Bournemouth. I know he’s from here, he’s a Celtic supporter but I don’t think he wants to bring his kids up here.
“That’s the problem but at the moment it doesn’t look to me like it’s going to happen.”
Celtic have been heavily linked with Fergal Harkin as a Director of Football so if McAvennie’s claims are true, then it may be possible for Howe to work with Harkin. Alternatively, another Director of Football may be on his way and a match up could be found. If not then it would appear that alternative management/Head Coach options will need to be explored.
Without a Director of Football appointed at present, things are very much up in the air and all is confined to speculation at this stage.