Scottish football journalist Stephen McGowan has recently revealed the possibility of Eddie Howe moving to Newcastle United or Crystal Palace.
This came after McGowan appeared as a guest on Scottish football phone-in Superscoreboard and he was asked about details on Howe’s future. The journalist was asked whether the Englishman is holding out for a job in the Premier League.
The journalist claimed that he doesn’t buy into the idea that Howe wants to move to St. James’ Park or Selhurst Park and he fancies something which is different from the Premier League experience, suggesting that Howe is taking the opportunity of a move to Parkhead ‘very seriously’.
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Howe has previously been linked with a move to Palace, with reports stating that he could be in line to replace Roy Hodgson. He has also been linked with Newcastle as a potential Steve Bruce replacement.
McGowan said that there is nothing to suggest that Howe has his eyes on an alternative move amid links to Celtic.
He said: “I don’t buy into that, no. We are operating in a bit of a vacuum of information here, contrary to what so many people think. There’s no leaking, there’s no briefing going on.
“By Celtic’s point of view, that’s how it should be, it’s the professional way to do it.
“Now, Eddie Howe is talking to potential backroom staff. More people hear about it, things start to leak about it slightly. There’s nothing that suggests to me he’s holding out for Crystal Palace or Brighton or Newcastle, or anything of that nature.
“I think he fancies something different. I think he’s taking this Celtic opportunity very seriously.”
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It does seem as if Palace fans shouldn’t be hoping to have Howe as their next manager as it appears as though he is heading to Parkhead.
That should come as a blow to the Eagles, considering that Howe has loads of Premier League experience and during his time at Bournemouth, he helped the side rise from League Two to the Premier League. He helped them come close to a European finish as well.
Palace have been a mid-table club consistently over the last few years under Hodgson and considering Howe’s ability to take Bournemouth up multiple levels, the ex-Cherries boss could’ve been perfect for them.