Gabby Agbonlahor has identified Eddie Howe as a potential successor to Celtic coach Neil Lennon.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England international striker claimed that Howe “has the pedigree” to potentially replace Lennon, with pressure mounting on the Northern Irishman to deliver results soon or he may end up facing the sack:
“He definitely has the pedigree.
“I’m sure Eddie Howe will be interested but I’m sure the Celtic board will want to choose someone who understands what Celtic is about, that they need to win titles.”
Is Howe a top manager?
As Agbonlahor claims, the former Bournemouth boss definitely has the pedigree, having guided the Cherries from the lows of the EFL League Two all the way up to the Premier League.
Should Celtic sack Lennon?
He was even branded as a ‘special‘ manager by Bournemouth legend Brett Pitman in July earlier this year despite the Cherries’ relegation from the top flight at the end of the 2020/21 term.
Nonetheless, the 43 year-old still kept his team in England’s highest division for no fewer than five seasons on the trot, a very impressive feat with extremely limited resources.
Would Howe fit in at Celtic?
On the other hand, Howe may not fit in at Celtic given that he has never managed in Scottish football before, let alone one of the nation’s two elite footballing powers.
Celts fans may want someone who knows the club well if Lennon were to go, as well as someone with a few more major trophies on their resume, as at the end of the day, trophies are all that matter in Glasgow.
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