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Celtic: Brighton join Howe race

Celtic: Brighton join Howe race - Celtic

Brighton & Hove Albion have joined the race for Celtic managerial target Eddie Howe.

That’s according to a report from Football Insider, who have been informed from a Seagulls source that current manager Graham Potter’s position at the Amex is under scrutiny.

Therefore, Albion are keeping tabs on Howe, who has also spoken to Crystal Palace ahead of potentially replacing Roy Hodgson.

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Celtic’s Howe hopes have diminished

The report adds that the Hoops, who reached a verbal agreement with Howe, have seen their hopes of appointing the 43-year-old diminished considerably over the last seven days.

Howe’s representative admitted that the former Bournemouth boss doesn’t plan to return to the dugout until the summer, and it seems as if the race for his services is now heating up.

Is Howe the right man for the Celtic job?

Yes, absolutely

Yes, absolutely

No, could've done better

No, could've done better

Transfer Tavern take

To us, Celtic now have to be proactive in their hunt for Neil Lennon’s replacement, with so many sides looking at Howe.

Should they put all their eggs in Howe’s basket and miss out on his signature, they could be back at square one ahead of a crucial 2021/22 campaign.

Reports have suggested that the club have made contact with former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre following Howe’s summer plans, implying they are indeed taking active measures to avoid a meltdown if they lose out on Howe.

Celtic previously offered Lennon the managerial role on a full-time basis in the shower, so at least the club are taking a more professional approach this time around, as they could have handed the job to interim boss John Kennedy by now, as he is still unbeaten in temporary charge.

In other news: Celtic looking at Football League starlet ahead of summer window, find out more here


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