Former Celtic man Frank McAvennie has dropped an inside claim on the various names being thrown into the mix to take charge at Parkhead.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker has said that they can start again in their pursuit of a new manager if Eddie Howe says no to them, while he also gave his thoughts on another managerial candidate in Lucien Favre:
“I would just like someone to come in who knows what the club is all about.
“That’s the biggest problem. Some people come into Celtic but they don’t have the club in their heart.
“He [Favre] doesn’t really excite me, he didn’t win trophies at Dortmund but Jurgen Klopp was at Dortmund so they’re a good club for managers.
“There are names pinging about all over the place up here, they don’t know who’s coming or going.
“But if Howe says no, they haven’t put all their eggs in one basket and I’m told by my sources if they have to start again, they can.
“It’s got to be someone who knows what they’re doing, they can’t take risks with this new manager.”
Howe ideal for Celtic job
If the Hoops had the choice between hiring Howe or Favre as their new boss, then the former would be the ideal man to go for.
The former AFC Bournemouth coach is some 20 years younger than Favre first of all and there may be a question of longevity and stability for the Bhoys, given the problems currently surrounding them at the moment with the conceding of the Scottish Premiership title to Rangers.
Who should Celtic hire?
Howe also has an impressive CV, bringing the Cherries all the way up to the Premier League and keeping them there for five successive seasons.
The expansive style of football that the Englishman played while at the Vitality Stadium would also suit what Celtic fans demand, and so the former SPFL champions should look no further than hiring him as their next manager after John Kennedy is done as an interim.
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