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.
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.”
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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 the EFL 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 spending huge money, but developing players within their ranks to propel them to success – which could make Howe the perfect fit.