Will Celtic ever announce a new manager? For the Bhoys it feels like a never-ending cycle that for the time being, will only end in hurt.
They have been in talks with two managers now but on both occasions, discussions have seemingly fallen by the wayside.
Eddie Howe was in advanced talks with Celtic last week but a deal for the 43-year-old now appears to be less likely.
A number of sticking points have emerged but one of the freshest is Crystal Palace’s interest in Howe.
Roy Hodgson’s contract expires at the end of the season and as a result, the Premier League outfit are on the search for a new boss.
A Palace source has now told Football Insider that talks have even taken place with Howe and that he is on a three-man shortlist for the gig at Selhurst Park, with free bets offers on the next manager market available.
After talks with Celtic stalled, the former Bournemouth manager is now seeking options elsewhere.
This feels like a saga that knows no boundaries. On a repeated basis, Dermot Desmond and Celtic supporters are dealt with some sort of frustrating news on the manager front.
Each day it feels like a fresh piece of news emerges surrounding Howe. Unfortunately, as the weeks pass, it looks like he won’t be the man coming to Paradise.
Desmond’s first setback was to find out that Howe didn’t actually want to return to management until the summer.
However, problems have since come to light regarding the manager’s family and members of backroom staff that he wants to bring with him to Parkhead.
Paddy Kenny stated last weekend that Howe had problems when it came to moving to Burnley, hinting he wouldn’t enjoy a move even further north.
Thus, the news that he’s now fielding interest from elsewhere, and has even held discussions with another team, is not good news.
Celtic supporters have been crying out for some more stability after a horrendous campaign that’s seen them lose their grasp on the Premiership title. This saga, however, is only making things worse.
Howe initially looked like a good choice on paper; he took Bournemouth from League Two to the Premier League, after all. However, he is currently making a mockery of the Hoops hierarchy.
Desmond and the Green Brigade have every right to be a bit gutted right now.