Celtic’s move for Eddie Howe DEPOSIT after talks over his backroom team break as pressure builds on Scottish giants to name Neil Lennon’s successor ahead of the season
- Eddie Howe was Celtic’s number one option to become their new permanent manager
- However, talks have failed over the demands of Howe’s backroom team
- Celtic is looking for alternatives and has advanced discussions with others
- They are trying to regain control in Scotland after Rangers won the title
Celtic’s long search for Eddie Howe as their new manager has collapsed, and the Parkhead club are now in advanced talks with another candidate.
The Scottish giants were hoping to reveal their main goal of replacing Neil Lennon early next week.
However, despite Bournemouth’s defeat to Brentford in the semi-final of the Championship play-off, he is considering bringing his former Bournemouth Technical Director Richard Hughes and first-team coaches Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone to Glasgow, when Howe did not was able to put together the team he wanted.
Ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe’s move to Scottish giants Celtic has failed
Talks to bring first team coaches Stephen Purches (right) and Simon Weatherstone (left) to Glasgow collapsed
Celtic released a statement on Thursday, which read: “ After very positive and detailed discussions with Eddie Howe, believing he would be an excellent candidate for the position of Celtic Manager, we have allowed time for the trial, as he had previously done. made it clear that he did not want to return to management this summer at the earliest.
We can now confirm that Eddie will not join the club for reasons beyond his control and those of Celtic.
We wish Eddie the best of luck for the future.
‘As part of the ongoing process, we entered into a dialogue with a number of candidates. We deeply appreciate that our fans will seek clarity on this matter and we aim to announce the appointment of a manager very soon with the quality and desire to move Celtic forward and bring further success to our supporters. ‘
The 43-year-old had held preliminary talks with Celtic’s major shareholder Dermot Desmond in London two months ago.
In a statement launching the season ticket extension on Wednesday, Celtic told an increasingly furious fan base of plans “ to finalize the appointment of the next manager soon. ” And they believed they had their husbands.
Asked to wait until Bournemouth’s search for promotion was somehow completed, the Parkhead club agreed to the delay. Club insiders have insisted that Howe was given a clean slate to appoint a director of football and assemble his own backroom team before breaking the news that he would not be moving to Scotland.
Howe held talks with Celtic’s major shareholder Dermot Desmond in London two months ago
The Parkhead club hoped to reveal their main goal of replacing Neil Lennon early next week
With players having to return for pre-season training on June 17, the pressure to get a new boss and rebuild a squad in transition is now intense.
Celtic have now moved on to their next choice and hope to make an appointment soon.
The Parkhead club also spoke with Manchester City under-23 coach Enzo Maresca before the Italian struck a deal with Parma on Thursday.
Talks also took place with Roy Keane, with former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre and former Parkhead captain Paul Lambert other options.
Talks took place with Roy Keane (left), with former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre (right) another option