In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Wigan Athletic manager, Paul Jewell, has claimed that he can’t understand why Eddie Howe has not yet been appointed as Celtic’s new manager.
Kevin Phillips has claimed that Celtic are waiting until the last weekend of the SPFL season to announce Howe as their new manager, which would allow him to start a complete fresh after this poor season for the Bhoys.
However, Howe’s representatives have made it clear that the former Bournemouth manager will not be accepting any job offers until at least the summer, as he continues to take time over his next move.
Speaking on why he can’t understand the point in delaying Howe’s announcement as manager and how it is something difficult to keep quiet, Jewell exclusively told FFC:
“If the deal has been agreed or was agreed a while ago, then I don’t know why it hasn’t been made public, but sometimes clubs want the manager to start next season afresh.
“Maybe Kevin Phillips knows something that I don’t but I think things like this are very difficult to keep quiet. If Eddie does get the job then it’ll be great for him.”
Celtic have experienced a poor season by their standards as they could have won a record 10th league title in a row, but instead, they surrendered their crown to Rangers who won their 55th SPFL title.
Whoever is appointed as Celtic’s new manager will have to rebuild the club and squad and this will have to be done without long-standing captain Scott Brown, who is joining Aberdeen as a player-coach the summer.