Celtic fans may now have to wait until next week for the club to announce Eddie Howe as their new manager, according to the Daily Record.
The Lowdown: Bournemouth’s exit opens up door
Howe’s former employers, Bournemouth, crashed out of the Championship playoffs on the weekend, which appeared to have played into Celtic’s hands.
The 43-year-old was poised to bring Richard Hughes, Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone with him to Scotland, but four days on, a deal is still yet to be announced.
The Latest: Announcement update
Reports on Sunday claimed that an announcement was expected by the end of the week.
However, the Daily Record dropped a potential delay to an official unveiling on Tuesday evening.
They ran a story on Kristoffer Ajer’s Parkhead future, and in there, suggested that Howe is ‘poised to check in by the end of this week or start of next with Celtic chiefs finalising the minor details of the new look management team.’
The Verdict: McKay playing a dangerous game?
In our opinion, new CEO Dominic McKay is playing a dangerous game, should a deal not be officially announced by the end of the week.
There have been concerns from multiple media sources that Celtic’s waiting game in the manager hunt is becoming tiring and even claims it is disrespectful to the Hoops fans, while the club themselves reportedly have fears that Crystal Palace could look to scupper a move for Howe.
Surely, then, they would look to get a deal announced as soon as possible.
Bournemouth’s playoff exit last weekend gave them the perfect chance to do just that, but it appears as if Hoops fans may have to wait a little longer for a deal to go through.
They’ve been waiting long enough for a new first-team manager, so we’re sure a few more days won’t hurt, but let’s just hope there are no more hiccups.
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