It is safe to say that the Eddie Howe to Celtic saga has dragged on for a long time. Perhaps longer than most fans would have liked but it might be finally nearing its end.
The former Bournemouth manager has been the favourite to get the Parkhead job for a while now but an appointment is yet to be made. Of course, there appear to be a few reasons for that.
Firstly, he most probably would not have wanted to take over near the end of a disappointing season when not much was left to play for. Secondly, he is expected to want to bring in a few people from Bournemouth to be a part of his backroom staff at Parkhead. But with The Cherries making it to the Championship playoffs, the wait just grew longer for the Hoops.
They are now out of the Championship playoffs though, having been eliminated by Brentford. And as reported by the Daily Record, Celtic’s long wait to appoint a new manager is set to come to an end this week. It is believed that Dominic McKay hopes to have things done before the end of this week.
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There is no doubt that appointing Howe as the new manager would be seen as both a major coup and a statement of intent on the part of the Hoops, as they will be hoping to win back the Premiership title from the Rangers as soon as possible.
Howe will come with a big reputation from his time in England, when he took Bournemouth to the Premier League from the relegation zone of League Two.
Naturally, it has looked like there has been a lot of interest for Howe but at this point of time, it does look like the Hoops have managed to win the race for his signature.