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Eddie Howe: Celtic haven’t put all their eggs in one basket

Celtic’s resounding 6-0 win this weekend will have breathed fresh life into the Bhoys and its entire staff.

It’s not often the Hoops have managed to record convincing victories this term but it was a wonderful statement from their interim boss.

What’s the word?

John Kennedy is currently in temporary charge of the Hoops and the win he engineered over Livingston on Saturday was a big message to the hierarchy.

He is by no means the favourite to become their new manager with the coach facing competition from Eddie Howe.

That being said, there have been a number of twists and turns. Frank McAvennie doesn’t think he’ll land the job because of complications regarding Fergal Harkin and Richard Hughes.

Howe wants Hughes instead of the former as his director of football which has led to Celtic considering Lucien Favre as their manager instead.

Who would be a bigger success?

Howe

Howe

Favre

Favre

In a fresh batch of news, McAvennie told Football Insider the latest:

“There are names pinging about all over the place up here, they don’t know who’s coming or going.

“But if Howe says no, they haven’t put all their eggs in one basket and I’m told by my sources if they have to start again, they can.”

Positive news

The Celtic hierarchy have had a habit of getting things wrong this season.

Take last summer’s recruitment for instance. They spent £4.5m on error-prone Vasilis Barkas while they also splashed out £5m on Albian Ajeti, a forward who has scored just six times since arriving from West Ham.

Their failure to sack Neil Lennon led to protests from the Green Brigade outside of Parkhead and Dermot Desmond has been questioned in recent weeks over his role too.

He was asked whether he would sell his shares before issuing a defiant statement; he was going nowhere.

The Hoops haven’t particularly covered themselves in glory over their manager hunt either. Roy Keane was the favourite before rumours of his entrance evaporated in swift fashion.

They are now failing to get Howe through the door, either. Thus, news that they’re happy to start again and look elsewhere should come as encouraging news.

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Desmond clearly has other irons in the fire and they evidently have contingency plans. The very fact that Favre is in the picture as well tells the story.

With Howe previously in advanced discussions, it looked as though they had placed all their eggs in the 43-year-old’s basket. That, however, certainly isn’t the case.

Celtic supporters should be pleased by the meticulous nature of the board. After all, a failure to appoint the right man could lead to another disastrous season chasing Rangers’ tail.

AND in other news, Sold for £2m, now worth £25.2m: Celtic will rue terrible call on “superb” £50k-p/w gem…

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