Celtic remain confident of making Eddie Howe their new manager ahead of next season, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Lowdown: Howe strongly linked with Celtic job
With Neil Lennon resigning back in February, the Hoops have been on the lookout for a new manager in recent times.
Howe has emerged as the strong front-runner to take charge at Parkhead following a spell away from football after managing Bournemouth.
Is Eddie Howe the right manager for Celtic?
The Latest: Journalist provides update
On Monday, Nixon gave an update on Twitter regarding Celtic’s pursuit of Howe, claiming that the club aren’t eyeing up anyone else at the moment, such is their confidence that they will acquire the 43-year-old’s services.
Responding to a supporter’s query, he outlined: “Celtic haven’t gone to anybody else … so they must be confident … which is what matters more.”
It further suggests that the Englishman will be the next Hoops manager in the near future as they look to wrestle back their Premiership title from Rangers.
The Verdict: The correct choice
Howe would be an exciting appointment by Celtic at a time when they desperately need an injection of quality from an innovative young coach.
The 43-year-old did a wonderful job at Bournemouth, keeping them in the Premier League for five years and playing attack-minded football along the way, and he could bring a similar style of play to former Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers.
He is the standout option to come in, so Nixon’s update has to be considered a positive for Celtic fans who just want a resolution to the three-month managerial saga.
In other news, one pundit has urged a Celtic star to make a move to the Premier League this summer. Read more here.
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