According to some ‘breaking news’ on Sky Sports, Celtic have made contact with Eddie Howe for their vacant manager role.
The former Bournemouth boss has been one of the big favourites to replace Steve Bruce in recent months, with The Chronicle even reporting last week that he would be ‘open’ to taking the St James’ Park hot seat should Mike Ashley come calling.
A recent survey featuring 14,000 Newcastle fans also saw him come out on top as the most popular choice to replace Steve Bruce, with 25% of voters opting for the 43-year-old.
Here’s what Sky Sports have reported, claiming Howe is ‘considering a number of options’ as Celtic prepare a package to bring him back to management:
Many will argue that we don’t want a manager whose last role in football saw him relegated from the Premier League, however there is ZERO doubt in my mind that he’d have been a considerable upgrade on Steve Bruce.
After all, this is a man who had taken The Cherries from League One minnows to 10th in the Premier League, not to mention the fact he opts for an attractive brand of attacking football and knows the likes of Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Matt Ritchie well.
A big opportunity missed, with chancer Mike Ashley clearly more eager to stick with Steve Bruce (to avoid a pay-off) than appointing a bright young manager capable of galvanising what is a talented group of players.