Rumoured to be becoming Neil Lennon’s successor at Celtic, Eddie Howe has reportedly made his demands clear if he is to take the job.
According to The Sun, the former Bournemouth manager wants complete control over his backroom staff, including the installation of technical director Richard Hughes at Celtic Park.
As well as this, the 43-year-old has also reportedly requested considerable backing in the transfer market to rejuvenate the squad amid the club’s disastrous 2020/21 campaign which has seen Rangers end their hopes of ten league titles in a row.
These demands could see a dramatic shake up at Parkhead. With Howe intending on bringing in his own backroom team, this could see the respective futures of John Kennedy, Gavin Strachan and Stevie Woods called into question.
Having been at Celtic Park for a combined 36 years in various capacities, it would certainly be a brave call from the incoming Howe to make those judgements straight off the bat.
On a related note, the arrival of Hughes from Bournemouth might also see the future of current Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond called into question. With the latter having only been in the position since October 2019, it would again be quite the call from Howe to make that kind of impact upon his arrival.
Meanwhile, the request for funds in the upcoming transfer market could potentially disrupt the current crop of players at the club should the 43-year-old look to replace them.
Already having as many as 27 players in the current squad at Paradise, it would certainly be natural to assume that a number of those, including a couple of club stalwarts, could be jettisoned in order to make room for new arrivals.
It goes to show that Howe’s demands upon his increasingly probable arrival in Glasgow could have a huge impact throughout the club and indeed ruffle a few feathers.
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