Speaking exclusively to Transfer Tavern, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry believes the rebuild job needed at Celtic may be putting off Eddie Howe.
Captain Scott Brown, who has played a big part in the Bhoys’ dominance of Scottish football, is also set to leave the club this summer to join Aberdeen in a player-coach role after spending 14 years at Celtic Park.
It points to Celtic needing a massive revamp and someone to obviously oversee it, which is where Howe comes in. According to BBC Sport, the opportunity to be Neil Lennon’s permanent successor is his if he wants it.
However, the former Bournemouth manager is yet to make a decision, leading Fry to believe that the work that needs to be done at the Glasgow club is detracting him.
On Howe leaving Celtic waiting, the Peterborough director of football told TT:
“He’ll have to do a lot of work, because Celtic on and off the field are in a little bit of disarray at the minute. You know what I mean? There’s a lot of players unhappy. I think there’ll be a lot of comings and goings at Celtic in the summer and I’m not sure that’s Eddie Howe’s thing. I think he’ll want a Premier League job to be quite honest.”
As well as Celtic, Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in hiring Howe this summer, with Roy Hodgson’s contract set to expire.
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