Date: 4th March 2021 at 10:20am
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Former player Murdo MacLeod has spoken on The Celtic Huddle podcast surrounding all things Celtic following the departure of manager Neil Lennon.

Celtic parted ways with manager Neil Lennon last week and have since been linked with a host of well-known names to fill the vacant role.

Eddie Howe has been out of work since parting ways with Bournemouth after an eight-year tenure following their relegation from the Premier League.

The 43-year-old has since been linked with a move to Glasgow following Lennon’s departure and MacLeod certainly believes he is the right man for the job.

He said: “I think Eddie Howe would be in the Brendan Rodgers mould, someone with something to prove. Someone with a very good record of developing young players and I think that’s probably the most important thing for Celtic now – is getting someone with a really good track record of developing players.

“Our business model is buying young players which potential, two/three years at the club where they do well and then sell them on for £15-20m and I think in that business sense that is the sort of coach you’d go for.”

Howe proved over the years at Bournemouth he is capable of developing players, which was seen through his success in achieving promotions from League Two to the Premier League.

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TIF Thoughts on Howe…

MacLeod makes a strong argument for Celtic approaching Howe to become the new Hoops boss. His time at Bournemouth was dictated by their incredible journey through until they reached the Premier League and spent five years in the top flight.

It could be argued that Celtic are similar to Bournemouth in the sense of not necessarily huge money, but developing players within their ranks to propel them to success – which could make Howe the perfect fit.