This came after Elliott’s appearance on the latest episode of the Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving the Parkhead-based club.
They talked about potential managerial candidates for the side and Elliott was asked for his opinion on who should be the next man in the Hoops dugout. The former Celtic man made it clear that he wants the club to move for former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
It was reported some months ago that the Hoops had initiated contact with Eddie Howe. Football Insider had revealed more recently that the Englishman is interested in the Celtic job, but he wants a job at a Premier League club in the summer. It has been stated that the Hoops have made contact with Howe to understand his availability.
Is Eddie Howe perfect for Celtic?
Elliott talked about the ex-Bournemouth manager and compared him to Brendan Rodgers, saying that Howe has more experience than Steven Gerrard, who will be unsettled if the Englishman is appointed.
He said: “I would go for Eddie Howe, ex-Bournemouth, he’s 43 years of age, he’s got great experience as a Premier League manager, he’s a young man. He’s hungry, he’s taken time out of the game. I think coming to Scotland will be a really great challenge for him. Celtic is a huge club, big fanbase.
“He’s got a lot more experience than Steven Gerrard. He will be a great competitor for Steven Gerrard. Gerrard will look over the fence and think, ‘My goodness me, this man knows his stuff.’
“Also critically, there’s no compensation involved as well. I could see his career like Brendan, that when Brendan got sacked from Liverpool, he needed that opportunity to reconnect, took time out, reinvigorated himself, reinvented himself and I think Eddie would be the perfect person.”
TIF Thoughts on Celtic appointing Eddie Howe…
Howe managed Bournemouth across two spells between 2008-2020, and during this period, he helped the Cherries climb from League Two to the Premier League, which shows that he knows how to help clubs raise their level.
He is only 43 and he likes his teams to play a possession-based brand of football in a 4-4-2 shape. There is also an emphasis on winning the ball high up the pitch.
Considering his rise with Bournemouth, his age and tactical approach, Howe could certainly bring about a fresh change at Parkhead. The club’s fans might like that.