Celtic next manager: Eddie Howe ‘is the main contender to take over’

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Eddie Howe ‘is the main contender to take over at Celtic’ and ex-Bournemouth boss has ‘started his own due diligence on the behind-the-scenes structure’ of Scottish giants

  • Eddie Howe has been out of management since he left Bournemouth last year
  • English manager is one of the names to take over the helm at Celtic
  • He would be extremely interested in Neil Lennon’s old position
  • Howe has embarked on his own behind-the-scenes due diligence of the club’s structure

Eddie Howe is the main contender to become the next Celtic manager and has even begun his own due diligence as the club is running.

The former Bournemouth boss is one of the names on the list to take over, while Neil Lennon has left after Rangers’ title win.

According to the Sun, Howe has consulted trusted colleagues with links to the Hoops.

Eddie Howe is interested in Celtic's job and learns as much as possible about the club

Eddie Howe is interested in Celtic’s job and learns as much as possible about the club

The Hoops are looking for their next boss after Neil Lennon's departure

The Hoops are looking for their next boss after Neil Lennon's departure

The Hoops are looking for their next boss after Neil Lennon’s departure

Howe wants everything he can understand about Celtic and the way the club operates to give him the best chance of successfully landing the role.

Obviously, the Scottish giants have asked if he would be interested if a bid was put on the table and he answered positively.

The 43-year-old wants assurance that he will receive transfer money and make the changes he needs to replace Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

Thierry Henry and Roy Keane are also supposed to want the job, but Howe’s pedigree overshadows both in management.

Eddie Howe left Bournemouth after the Cherries were relegated from the Premier League

Eddie Howe left Bournemouth after the Cherries were relegated from the Premier League

Eddie Howe left Bournemouth after the Cherries were relegated from the Premier League

The Englishman has been critically acclaimed for the remarkable work he did at his old club Bournemouth, having led the team through the divisions to the Premier League despite limited cash flow.

He mutually agreed to leave last summer after failing to avoid relegation to the championship.

He has since refreshed mentally and bided his time, waiting for the right opportunity to return.

He has been linked with the role at Newcastle, with Steve Bruce under tremendous pressure during the Magpies relegation battle.

But Bruce is backed by Mike Ashley to turn things around, and Howe looks set to secure the hotseat north of the border.

Roy Keane has also been linked to the role and is said to be willing to leave his punditry role

Roy Keane has also been linked to the role and is said to be willing to leave his punditry role

Roy Keane has also been linked to the role and is said to be willing to leave his punditry role

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