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.

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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…

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