Danny Mills believes a managerial development at Tottenham could leave Celtic ‘with egg on their face’.
The Lowdown: Celtic’s managerial statement
Eddie Howe has been the main name linked with the Hoops vacancy following Neil Lennon’s resignation back in February.
He’s reportedly finalising his Celtic Park backroom staff ahead of a potential move north, however, a deal is yet to be announced.
Celtic released a statement on Friday regarding off-field developments, admitting they are doing all they can in a bid to land a new first-team boss as fast as possible.
But former England defender Mills feels they could miss out on the 43-year-old due to developments in north London.
The Latest: Spurs’ Parker approach
According to Football Insider, Spurs chief Daniel Levy, who is on the search for a new manager of his own, has made a behind-the-scenes move to assess Fulham boss Scott Parker’s interest in the Tottenham job.
And Mills, when talking to Football Insider about the update, feels it could have an impact on the Hoops and their pursuit of Howe.
“He’s thinking ‘Let’s just get to the end of the season, let’s see what happens with the Tottenham job, let’s see what that opens up.’
“Does Scott Parker leave Fulham? Would Fulham be an attractive proposition for Eddie Howe?
“Who’s going to Crystal Palace? Who’s going to Burnley?
“We haven’t really started the managerial merry-go-round yet. He’ll be waiting to see what happens first.
“Definitely, it could leave Celtic with egg on their face.”
The Verdict: Celtic must remain patient
Howe admitted himself last year that his return to management would have to be in a position that ‘really motivated’ him, and we feel as if the Hoops position does just that.
If it didn’t, talks with Dermot Desmond at the beginning of April would more than likely have broken down, but it seems as if things are moving in the right direction in regards to a move north.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Howe isn’t in the Hoops job right now, as his representative confirmed he wouldn’t make a return until the summer, so hopefully, when that time comes around, a deal will be in place for him to become Celtic’s new manager.
In other news: ‘We hear’ – 62 y/o drops unconfirmed ‘done deal’ claim at Celtic, find out more here.
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