It feels as if Celtic have been linked with Eddie Howe for a lifetime, however, the Englishman is still yet to put pen to paper on a Parkhead move.
Is Howe the right man for the Celtic job?
No, could've done better
Nixon’s Howe update
Nixon, who writes for The Sun, was asked by a Hoops supporter for the situation on Howe on Monday morning.
He swiftly replied, claiming ‘Howe is stalling’ – three words which could spell trouble for Dermot Desmond.
“Howe is stalling. But at least there’s a legit reason. Even if you do wonder. Keane doesn’t think he gets it. No sign of Celtic going elsewhere yet. But it’s dragging. Need director of football sorted.”
Transfer Tavern take
Desmond was the man who met Howe in London at the beginning of the month, but this latest development could be a worry for the 70-year-old.
One issue as to why Howe is stalling could be to do with former Bournemouth colleague Richard Hughes.
He reportedly wanted Hughes to join him in Glasgow, however, it doesn’t look as if the Hoops are willing to grant his request.
It remains to be seen as to how crucial Hughes is to any deal for Howe, but at the minute, it doesn’t look great for the Bhoys, especially seeing as there is ‘no sign’ of them moving to different targets according to Nixon, which would put them in a tricky position if the Howe deal does fall through.
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