Journalist Hugh Keevins has delivered his verdict about the Celtic’s managerial search in recent weeks.
Keevins appeared on the latest edition of Superscoreboard. Alongside the likes of Alex Rae and Mark Wilson, the journalist gave his views about Celtic’s managerial situation and their search for a new manager, when a caller expressed his frustration about the same.
He believes that the situation at the club is ‘bizarre’ and he finds it astonishing that fans are still left to be guessing about the managerial candidate, as Celtic have failed to communicate anything concrete.
Is Celtic's managerial search bizarre?
While it has been reported that Celtic have an agreement in principle with ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, the Englishman has made demands to the club before he takes over. Roy Keane has also been linked with the job in recent weeks.
Responding to a Celtic fan’s call, Keevins made his annoyance clear about the fact that Celtic are still hanging their hat on Howe and there’s nothing coming from Dermot Desmond or Peter Lawwell.
He stated: “I find it astonishing that you, the fan, are left in that position of, ‘Well, whoever it is.’ It’ll be nine weeks on Wednesday since Neil Lennon lost his job at Celtic and it’s gone very, very quiet. And you’re right, there have been no leaks.
“I don’t mind that, the whole job of journalists is to find out what people don’t want them to know. And no doubt, that people have been digging, and digging, and digging. It still seems to be Eddie Howe or Eddie Howe. And there has been absolutely nothing coming to the fore from Dermot Desmond or Peter Lawwell. I find it bizarre.”
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The Hoops look set to undergo an overhaul in the summer, with Dominic McKay already having come in and with Peter Lawwell set to retire from his duties as CEO. Nick Hammond has departed, with club captain Scott Brown set to leave the club too. They’ve also been left to look for a new manager too.
The Hoops will have to play a Champions League qualifying game in June itself and that comes about in less than two months. It suggests that while Celtic have decisions to make, they have to make them soon. So it is easy to see why Keevins finds the managerial search to be ‘bizarre’.