Celtic’s search for a new manager has taken on an exciting lease of life over the last week or so with the Bhoys really stepping up their hunt to replace Neil Lennon.
A number of managers have been touted with taking over but there is one name that’s now seemingly at the top of their list.
Journalist Alan Nixon reported earlier this week that Eddie Howe was a serious candidate to become Celtic’s new manager.
That information has now also been reported by The Scottish Sun. They claim that Howe is indeed in the frame to take over, but they have also revealed the 43-year-old’s stance on heading to Parkhead.
They state that the former Bournemouth boss is seriously interested in succeeding Lennon in Glasgow.
Howe has even started his own due-diligence on the behind-the-scenes structure of the club and has sounded out contacts within the game who have close ties to Celtic.
Having sought advice from those connections, he is ready to return to management and become the new Bhoys manager.
Over the last week or so the Hoops hierarchy haven’t particularly had an easy time of it when trying to find Lennon’s replacement.
However, they have received a few boosts in the last few days with Lucien Favre and now Howe reportedly interested in becoming the next Celtic boss.
If those two names are at the forefront of Dermot Desmond’s thinking then fans should be completely delighted. Celtic podcaster Paul John Dykes revealed last week that Keane’s potential arrival had gone down like a led balloon among the supporters.
However, Favre and Howe have achieved a lot more and they’ve also not had ten years away from management.
Favre had a win rate of 61.82% before losing his job with Borussia Dortmund in December while Howe’s achievements make for impressive reading.
In two separate spells, he took Bournemouth from League Two to the Premier League, cementing themselves in England’s top-flight.
He is meticulous on the training ground and is known for developing and using young domestic talent; something that would undoubtedly benefit the Hoops.
Should Desmond bring him to Parkhead, he’d be a brilliant appointment, one who could breathe fresh life into a decrepit think tank.