Celtic fans are on alert for an Eddie Howe announcement this week after a report from The Scottish Sun. However, the Englishman wants a summer start in the Parkhead role. The talks are continuing between parties with the 43-year-old believed to have verbally agreed to become the next Celtic boss.
Howe could be working in the background while John Kennedy continues to take interim charge with just The Scottish Cup to play. Howe would represent the first of many incomings to the club as Dominic McKay prepares to take the helm shortly after bringing forward his start date with the SRU.
The report also continues that Howe and Celtic are looking to appoint a DoF and Head of Recruitment with Fergal Harkin and Richard Hughes have also been mentioned for executive roles. Howe wants to prise his former colleague from the South Coast whilst Harkin, a Man City employee, has been widely regarded as the next DoF at Celtic.
After eight years with Bournemouth, Howe left the Cherries with an enormity of goodwill having continued to punch above the weight of the small, costal side against the financial might of the Premier League. Howe’s stock in England is still high but Celtic look to have convinced him of the project that is underway in Glasgow with a new footballing operations ongoing.
Howe has been out of work since leaving relegated Bournemouth in the summer and will look to appoint a manager since Neil Lennon left his role with 10IAR all but over. Howe represents the modern manager and exactly who Celtic should be targeting.