Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former footballer Dean Windass has delivered his verdict on whether Celtic should snap up Eddie Howe.
The Bhoys have had a torrid season and heading into this week’s round of fixtures, were a colossal 16 points behind Rangers in their quest for the SPFL.
Celtic have won nine titles in a row but this looks as though it could be the year where their dominance comes to an end.
Hoops chief Peter Lawwell has come out and backed Neil Lennon, however, someone who’s come under considerable pressure from supporters.
Fans gathered outside Parkhead a fortnight ago to express their displeasure with Lennon and the board but things haven’t changed since.
Celtic are conceding goals at will, including 19 in just six Europa League games, but they did win the Scottish Cup last week after beating Hearts on penalties.
When questioned about the managerial situation at the club right now, Windass issued an emphatic four-word response to whether Howe would be a good appointment.
“Yeah, all day long,” he revealed to Football FanCast this week.
This came after Windass told FFC that “all good things must come to an end,” claiming that the Northern Irishman “won’t want to get sacked.”
Howe would certainly be an eye-catching appointment in Glasgow. The 43-year-old has previously been tipped to manage England and took Bournemouth from League One to the Premier League.
He was eventually sacked from his post earlier this year after they were relegated back to the Championship but he left the Cherries behind with an almighty legacy.
The young head coach helped to change the face of the football club, making them an attractive place to come and play football.
Howe left the Vitality Stadium with a Premier League win rate of just 29.5% – far from ideal, but perhaps indicative of the side he was managing, rather than his own talents.
It will certainly be interesting to see whether the Hoops do opt for Howe if and when Lennon is sacked. For the time being though, it looks as though the current manager will stay in charge for a little while longer.
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