Celtic’s search for a new boss rages on, almost three months after Lenny departed the hotseat. Names have been banded about like nothing, but one of the more prominent links – if not the most – continues to make waves towards becoming the new Hoops’ boss; Eddie Howe.
“I think he is a good manager.”
After resigning from Bournemouth last summer, Howe has been unemployed ever since, cautiously weighing up his next move in order to enhance his career – something which would most definitely happen at Celtic. Having taken Bournemouth from a -17 point deduction in the doldrums of League Two to five campaigns in the riches of the Premier League, there is no doubting Howe’s ability, and his reputation as an exciting, young attacking coach ensures that Howe has high interest.
There have been many recommendations given for Eddie in his time as a manager; however, a certain manager who is arguably the greatest of all time has given him a glowing recommendation – Alex Ferguson.
Speaking to Sport Bible, Ferguson said: “On young managers, Eddie Howe had a great period at Bournemouth, for a young manager. I think he did very well even though he’s relegated it doesn’t mean to say he’s not a good manager, I think he is a good manager.”
If Ferguson, a man who won three Champions Leagues and 13 league titles in a 25 year spell at Manchester United, recommends Howe for the role, then there is no doubt that Lawwell and co should be snapping him up immediately.