TalkSport pundit Simon Jordan has offered his thoughts on the possibility of Eddie Howe taking over at Celtic.
The reports claim that he has ‘started his due diligence’ about the club, signalling that he could be in the final stages of taking on the role that has been left vacant since Neil Lennon’s resignation in February.
He said: “There’s no doubt he did an outstanding job for a significant period of time at Bournemouth. Bournemouth and Celtic are very different clubs. Celtic with a fanbase and an expectation in a two-horse league have different levels of anticipation and ambition and expectation of a manager.
“For Eddie Howe, I think it’s a great opportunity, because of the furore and the interest and the enthusiasm around Celtic and the ambition the club has.
“I’m not sure that he has the capability to manage at that level. I’m not convinced that because he managed very well at Bournemouth he’s a shoo-in he’ll manage at Celtic.
“I don’t think it would be a bad appointment, but I’m not jumping up and down saying ‘wow, that’s the appointment’”
Is Eddie Howe the perfect option for Celtic?
TIF Thoughts on Simon Jordan’s comments about Eddie Howe at Celtic…
Jordan is right to be somewhat hesitant about the potential appointment because of the sheer task that he is set to have on his hands in turning around the club after the poor season that they have had. It’s a job that should really be given to someone with a lot more experience in the game rather than someone who, at least in managerial terms, is still incredibly young.
He might turn it around, but appointing someone like Howe strikes of being a long-term appointment, similar to Steven Gerrard at Rangers, and it might take just as long to get Celtic back to the top as it did for Gerrard at Ibrox.