The Daily Record have claimed that Celtic face competition from two Premier League clubs in the form of Newcastle United and Crystal Palace in their pursuit of currently out-of-work manager Eddie Howe – amid rumours an announcement is close.
Howe, 43, is being strongly linked with the vacant Celtic job after Neil Lennon resigned earlier this year. John Kennedy remains in interim charge, but it is believed that the ex-Bournemouth man is closing in on a move north of the border.
The Scottish Sun has claimed that Howe is expected to move to Celtic this week, though he might not actually take over the reigns until the end of the season – rather than managing the last few games. But it appears Celtic might have competition.
The Record says Howe rejected approaches from two Premier League sides last week, and now those two have been named – in the form of Newcastle and Palace. It is a big coup, then, for Celtic if they do finally get a deal done for Howe.
TBR’s view – Celtic is surely his best option
What would you rather? A move to either Newcastle or Palace, who boast squads that are not good enough to finish, realistically, above 12th place in the Premier League table – or go to Celtic where there is a chance of silverware and Europe?
Brendan Rodgers showed during his reign as Celtic manager that moving north of the border can revitalise your managerial career, rather than hamper it. Howe can do the same, if he is allowed to bring his own staff with him to Parkhead.
Celtic is easily his best option.