Owen Coyle has given his opinion about Eddie Howe’s suitability to the managerial opening at Celtic.
Coyle recently appeared as a guest on the Celtic Huddle podcast and discussed multiple issues involving the Hoops. A prominent topic of debate was the managerial position at Parkhead and how Celtic can recover next season. Coyle talked about Eddie Howe and believes that the Englishman professes a playing style which can be very similar to what Celtic demand.
Howe managed Bournemouth between 2008 to 2020 and helped the Cherries climb up from League Two to the Premier League, guiding them to a ninth-placed finish in the 2016/17 campaign. It has been reported that the Hoops have made an approach to understand the Englishman’s interest in taking over at Parkhead and while he is interested, the former Cherries boss would prefer a job in the Premier League.
Would Howe be a suitable appointment for Celtic?
54-year-old Coyle believes that Howe’s approach to the game is pleasing and he knows how to win matches and titles. He feels that Howe is a ‘good’ candidate for the job.
The manager said: “I think there’s a lot of good candidates there – Eddie Howe is somebody I know well. Eddie came in at Burnley after I’d been there, I’ve competed against him, very good football – similar to how we have grown up watching Glasgow Celtic, very pleasing on the eye, knows how to win and he’s young. He’s got a great idea about the game.”
TIF Thoughts on Eddie Howe’s suitability…
Considering how Howe helped Bournemouth climb up divisions and finish in the top half of the Premier League, he seems to be a manager who can help clubs grow and improve. His playing style revolves around keeping possession and playing attacking football.
Those should be very positive signs for Celtic, especially considering that they need to get back to winning the Premiership. Their form in the Champions League hasn’t been great in recent seasons either.
So going by his past record, Howe might help them step up a level while making them play attractive football.