Celtic fear that Crystal Palace could scupper their plans to land Eddie Howe as their new permanent manager, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Howe agreed on Parkhead move
Reports last week suggested that the 43-year-old agreed to become Neil Lennon’s successor.
One of the reasons regarding an official announcement being delayed is thought to be down to Bournemouth’s involvement in the Championship playoffs.
Howe wants to bring some members of the Cherries’ coaching staff with him to Scotland, but promotion to the Premier League for Bournemouth over the next 10 days could make that difficult.
And it seems as if the Hoops are fearing the worst when it comes to the Englishman possibly moving elsewhere.
The Latest: Celtic’s fear following Lampard development
A Celtic source has now informed Football Insider that the managerial twist at Selhurst Park has prompted fresh fears at Parkhead that the Eagles could now make their move for Howe.
Howe spoke to Palace last month, and it seems as if the development on Lampard has got the Hoops worried.
Is Howe the right man for the Celtic job?
No, could've done better
The Verdict: Saturday key?
In an ideal world, Brentford would turn around a one-goal deficit against Bournemouth on Saturday, which may then give the Hoops the chance to tie up deals for Howe’s backroom staff.
However, should the Cherries book their spot at Wembley for May 29, that could give Celtic another week where they may sweat over Howe moving elsewhere.
In other news: Celtic transfer U-turn emerges, find out more here.
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