Celtic are hoping to announce Eddie Howe as their new manager this week, according to The Sun.
Both parties are in no rush to hurry negotiations, but it does appear as if the 43-year-old will eventually become Neil Lennon’s long-term successor.
Howe’s specific Celtic assurance
Is Howe the right man for the Celtic job?
No, could've done better
However, the report also reveals a specific assurance Howe needs before putting pen to paper over a Parkhead deal.
Howe wants to bring Bournemouth man Richard Hughes with him to Glasgow in a director of football role.
That would mean the Hoops hierarchy ripping up their plans they originally had in place, with Football Insider revealing a deal for Manchester City’s Fergal Harkin was 90% done last month.
Transfer Tavern take
To us, Howe needs to have a major say on who the director of football is, and if a deal for Hughes is possible, it could prove to be a shrewd appointment.
Howe and Hughes enjoyed great success on the south coast, and the manager and director of football will need to work closely in a Parkhead rebuild.
Plenty of key on-field decisions will need to be made ahead of the 2021/22 season, and the pair having full trust in each other could make that process easier.
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