Some Celtic fans were left seething after the club released a statement confirming that Eddie Howe will not be joining as the side’s new manager.
In the short post, the Glasgow giants confirmed that the former Bournemouth manager told the outfit he wouldn’t return to management until this summer at the earliest.
However, they also said that despite positive discussions, a move won’t be taking place due to reasons outside of both parties’ control.
Despite the Bhoys’ claims, reports from the BBC are saying the Englishman rejected the chance to become the club’s new manager.
Howe has been out of management since he left the Vitality Stadium after Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League.
Heartbreaking: Howe update takes Celtic back to the drawing board in search for new manager
There seems to be two disputing reports over why a move has broken down, however, the more important point is the side will have to start the process again.
The update regarding the 43-year-old seems to suggest that a deal to bring the man to Celtic Park was almost nearing completion, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth.
Here is how fans reacted to the statement…
You have turned us from Quadruple Treble history makers into a LAUGHING stock !!!!— Neil (@NRKBhoy) May 28, 2021
If the reasons are that his backroom staff can't or won't move to Scotland then why has it taken until two weeks after the season finished to discover this?— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) May 28, 2021
We look absolutely pathetic.
Gross incompetence at best. What kind of professional organisation lets something like this drag on for two months and apparently doesn't realise that "circumstances beyond our control" might occur? The most shocking statement our club has released in many, many, many years.— TheCelticBlog (@CelticBlog2018) May 28, 2021
This club has catastrophically failed the fans. It doesn’t matter who you bring in now, they will ALWAYS been seen as a cheaper option and someone the fans DON’T want. If your new candidate is Keane or Kennedy or some diddy unknown coach, then forget it. Unbelievable Celtic!— lummy316 (@lummy316) May 28, 2021
You are seriously the single most infuriating club on the planet— big daddy (@bigdaddy58008) May 28, 2021
Amatuers!! This board are out of their Depth IMO ..warning signs since before BR left the club— @CiaránShev (@CiaranShevlin) May 28, 2021
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