Podcaster Paul John Dykes has recently delivered a verdict about the future of Eddie Howe.
Dykes was hosting the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving the Parkhead-based club and their chase of Eddie Howe.
Dykes believes that the Hoops are in a situation where they can’t wait for too long and clubs in England will be willing to pay the Englishman a higher wage and they can guarantee him a better budget for transfers too.
Can Celtic afford to miss out on Howe?
It has been stated that the Hoops are closing in on a move for Howe and while face-t0-face talks have already been held with the Englishman, the former Bournemouth boss wants Richard Hughes to join him to oversee club transfers (as per Daily Mail).
Dykes believes that if Celtic really have an agreement for him, work would have been done in the background to assess the club’s squad.
He said (2:14): “We’re not in a situation to wait that long. If there’s been an agreement, then fine, come along. You’d expect something to be done in the background in terms of assessing the squad but if there’s absolutely no agreement and he is still available to the likes of the English clubs who are going to be looking for managers between now and the end of the season.
“Any of the Premiership clubs down south could offer him more money – that much is clear, it is obvious to anybody. Not only that, they could offer him bigger budgets in terms of building his own squads down south. That’s obviously a consideration.”
TIF Thoughts on Howe’s future…
It has been suggested that Celtic are fearing a twist in their chase for Howe, as they have fears about Crystal Palace hijacking their deal for the former Burnley boss.
Palace are certainly interested in him, but Newcastle United have also drawn links with Howe. He has also been linked with an Arsenal move in the past, which shows that there is hardly any shortage of interest.
So if Celtic want him to be their manager, they should meet his demands as soon as possible.