Brighton & Hove Albion have joined Crystal Palace and Celtic in the race to land Eddie Howe as their new manager.
That’s according to a report from Football Insider, who claim that Palace’s rivals are now keeping tabs on the former Bournemouth boss, with doubts over current manager Graham Potter.
Howe’s Celtic stall
Palace have spoken to Howe and have included him on a three-man shortlist alongside Sean Dyche and Frank Lampard to potentially replace Roy Hodgson at the end of the season.
Howe verbally agreed on a move to Celtic, however, the Hoops fear he’s had second thoughts over a move to Glasgow, and it now seems as if both clubs could end up missing out on the 43-year-old with Brighton in the picture.
Should Palace get rid of Hodgson this summer?
Transfer Tavern take
In our view, Palace face a big few months off the pitch ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Up to 12 first-team players are out of contract in the summer and the Eagles currently have the oldest average squad age in the division.
A Selhurst Park rebuild appears to be on the cards, and with five academy starlets signing professional terms this season, next year could be the start of a bright future.
Bringing in a manager like Howe, who has successful experience of rebuilding a club during his time at Bournemouth, could be a wise move.
However, it now seems as if the Eagles face serious competition for Howe’s signature from Brighton, which could spell bad news for both them and Celtic.
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