Eddie Howe talks for Celtic job at advanced stage

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is the hot favourite to take the vacant Celtic manager’s job with talks between the two parties at an ‘advanced stage’.

Howe has been out of work since leaving the Cherries in August 2020 following their relegation from the Premier League.

The 43-year-old spent just short of eight years at Bournemouth during his second spell as manager, taking them from League One to the Premier League where they enjoyed five largely successful seasons before slipping back into the second tier.

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Tom Gott

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Mar 25, 2021

Eddie Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth last yearEddie Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth last year
Eddie Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth last year | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Since leaving the south coast club last summer, Howe has continued to be linked with a number of sides including Sheffield United and Newcastle, though it seems he’s now on the verge of becoming Celtic manager, with BBC Sport claiming talks are at an advanced stage.

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Celtic have been on the hunt for a new boss since Neil Lennon was relieved of his duties in late February.

John Kennedy was placed in interim charge of the Bhoys, though with just one win and two draws from his three outings as manager, the club is set to look elsewhere in their bid to find a new permanent boss.

The rumour mill has churned out a whole host of names linked with the job in recent weeks, with RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch and pundit Roy Keane just two of those said to be on the club’s shortlist.

Neil Lennon was relieved of his Celtic duties earlier this seasonNeil Lennon was relieved of his Celtic duties earlier this season
Neil Lennon was relieved of his Celtic duties earlier this season | Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

However, it seems Howe could be the man to take the Celtic Park hotseat and – if that proves to be the case – he’s got a huge task ahead of him.

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The Bhoys have endured a nightmare campaign this season having conceded their Scottish Premiership title to city rivals Rangers, subsequently missing out on their tenth consecutive crown.

Their exit from the Champions League qualifying rounds was a huge blow to the club’s finances and Howe will have his work cut out if he’s to lead Celtic back to the top of Scottish football.

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