Celtic have been linked with a move for former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe in recent weeks, and STV are reporting that the Scottish outfit have now made an approach.
Being reported that @CelticFC have made contact with Eddie Howe over vacant manager’s job.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) April 1, 2021
Howe is currently out of a job, but it appears that he is the number one choice to manage the Scottish Premiership giants.
Celtic parted company with Neil Lennon midway through the season due to a series of poor performances in the league and Europe. Former assistant manager John Kennedy is currently the interim boss at Parkhead.
The Hoops need to bring in someone who can rebuild the squad and implement an exciting style of play. The fans were not too happy with the playing style under Lennon, and Howe could certainly change that.
The 43-year-old’s Bournemouth side played impressive attacking football in the Premier League, and he knows how to structure a team.
Howe took the Cherries from the lower leagues of English football to the top flight and guided them to impressive finishes in the table.
Celtic were beaten to the title by Rangers this year, and the Hoops will be desperate to bounce back strongly and claim top spot next year.
A massive summer lies ahead for the Scottish giants, and they must look to finalise their managerial appointment as soon as possible. The likes of Scott Brown will leave in summer, and Odsonne Edouard could also be on his way.
Howe will need all the time he can get to sort out his playing squad. Here is how fans reacted to the news.
“I think Eddie Howe is one of the best managers I’ve ever met.”
– Juergen Klopp
This could be a massive coup for Celtic pic.twitter.com/nJTpqzwpys
— Adam Lynch (@AdamLynch27) April 1, 2021
Please please 🙏 this is Howe it feels to be Celtic ☘️☘️☘️☘️ HH
— Raymond Murray (@RaymondoMurray1) April 1, 2021
Eddie Howe is a forward thinking, modern coach who reshaped every aspect of Bournemouth while he was in charge. Considering the size of the rebuild needed at Celtic I don’t think there’s a viable candidate more suited to the task. Exciting times ahead if it happens.
— Kieren Kerr (@KierenKerr) April 1, 2021
Ain’t no party like an Eddie Howe party 🙌🍻 #CelticFC
— Celtic Now And Forever ☘️ (@celtic_now) April 1, 2021
Am I gonna let me myself get carried away with the Howe news?
— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) April 1, 2021