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Celtic: Eddie Howe still favourite despite Lampard interest

With another season done for Celtic and the transfer window rapidly approaching, they could really do with a new manager.

They still have no permanent boss in the Parkhead dugout while the Bhoys are also missing a director of football.

Proceedings are never handled easily at Paradise, are they?

What’s the word?

Celtic have been searching for a new manager since the end of February but because of a number of complications, John Kennedy is still in interim charge.

A deal to bring Eddie Howe to Glasgow is edging closer to completion and those thoughts are echoed by The Sun’s Alan Nixon.

Amid interest being revealed in former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, it still looks as though Howe is the number one choice for Celtic.

Who would you prefer at Paradise?

Lampard

Lampard

Howe

Howe

Nixon took to Twitter after being asked whether the ex-Bournemouth boss would be given the reins.

He responded emphatically with two words; “Strong chance.”

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All Celtic supporters want is something to take their mind off this arduous and troubling campaign.

At the moment, the thought of losing their grasp on the title to their biggest rivals, Rangers, is still stinging significantly.

They weren’t just beaten to the Premiership crown but they were absolutely slaughtered, finishing 25 points behind Steven Gerrard’s men.

After being so far ahead of the pack for years, Celtic have suddenly found themselves a couple of campaign’s behind the Gers.

Their squad is ageing and could now do with a massive facelift. However, if players like Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer head for the exit door it’ll set them back even further.

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That said, the arrival of a new manager, particularly one of Howe’s stature would go a long way to curing the pain. It would also demonstrate that Celtic are on the right track to be revived.

The 43-year-old’s CV is impressive for what he did at Bournemouth, but he was initially in charge during an even tougher set of circumstances than Celtic find themselves in.

He first took over the Cherries in 2008 when they were on the brink of relegation from League Two. They’d been deducted 17 points right at the start of that campaign after going into administration.

Howe not only saved them from dropping into non-league but in 2009/10, they achieved promotion to League One despite being in the middle of a transfer embargo.

It was a miraculous achievement and if he can revive a team from the doldrums like that, he can certainly rescue Celtic.

To hear that the Englishman is so close to completing his move will be music to the ears of the Green Brigade. He can’t arrive soon enough.

AND in other news, Big update emerges in Celtic’s Eddie Howe chase, Dominic McKay will be elated…

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