We’re now approaching another week but we’re still no closer to discovering who the next Celtic manager will be.
It’s been a tale of woe for the Bhoys who are still making do with an interim boss in the dugout at Parkhead.
Eddie Howe has long been the favourite to replace Neil Lennon at Paradise but as time goes on, it looks increasingly unlikely he’ll arrive.
The entrance of Dominic McKay on Monday could accelerate things and at the top of his agenda will be convincing Howe to come to Glasgow.
Though, that looks far-fetched after news that was shared by GIVEMESPORT over the weekend.
Their sources reveal that the 43-year-old’s representatives have got involved and are trying to convince the former Bournemouth boss that he can still land a job in the Premier League.
Consequently, he is now refusing to commit to the Bhoys in a fresh twist to the tale.
Two options for Howe in England are Brighton and Crystal Palace who are both courting his services.
GIVEMESPORT claims that John Kennedy is still on Celtic’s radar in case Howe refuses the job altogether.
Agents have a funny habit of stalling deals in modern football and that’s certainly looking like the case here.
Traditionally we usually hear an agent trying to drum up suitors for a player but on this occasion, it’s a manager who’s front and centre of an ongoing saga.
Celtic is undoubtedly an appealing vacancy – they are one of the biggest clubs in Scotland after all. However, the money that comes with the Premier League is also likely to be a huge factor for Howe.
If an agent wasn’t involved as heavily, he may have already accepted the Hoops job. His reps have already spoken of how their client doesn’t want to return until the summer so they are clearly a huge stumbling clock in negotiations.
This is the last thing Desmond will have wanted. After Lennon walked out the exit door, they have struggled to nail down a replacement. Roy Keane came and went while Howe is now playing them the fool.
It’s come to a point where the majority shareholder should probably think about alternative options.
Lucien Favre is one of them but considering he was looking for wages of around £75k-per-week to take over at Fenerbahce, that looks difficult to conclude too.
He must be tearing his hair out at the moment; there is no simple solution for the Bhoys.