Eddie Howe is thought to be closing in on a move to Celtic.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hoops could appoint the 43-year-old in the early part of next week following positive discussions.
Howe held face-to-face talks with Dermot Desmond in London this week and is ready to commit to the club, as long as specific structural changes he wants are put in place.
Howe happy with Kennedy and Strachan but wants Hughes
Is Howe the right man for the Celtic job?
No, could've done better
The Daily Mail also add that the former Bournemouth boss is prepared to stick with current interim boss John Kennedy and first-team coach Gavin Strachan as part of his coaching team but wants Cherries technical director Richard Hughes to join him in Glasgow.
Both Kennedy and Strachan have remained in the dugout following Neil Lennon’s resignation back in February, and it seems as if they could keep their jobs under Howe.
Transfer Tavern take
Howe’s former assistant at Bournemouth, Jason Tindall, is now a coach at Sheffield United, so perhaps the latter’s new role at Bramall Lane has played a part in Howe’s feelings towards Kennedy and Strachan.
Both Kennedy and Strachan have plenty of experience with the current Hoops squad, which could prove handy to Howe if a mass summer overhaul takes place ahead of the 2021/22 season.
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