Frank McAvennie has exclusively told This is Futbol that he doesn’t believe Eddie Howe will now become the next Celtic manager.
The former Bournemouth boss has held talks with the Parkhead outfit, but interest from both Newcastle and Crystal Palace have seen those stall, with the Scottish giants still yet to appoint a replacement for Neil Lennon, who was sacked almost two months ago.
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Howe has been out of work since leaving the Cherries following their relegation last summer, but had made a verbal agreement to take the Celtic job earlier this month, although it’s believed that the pressure is the reason why he hasn’t yet accepted the role.
And McAvennie, who has previously raved about Howe, was asked the current state of play and whether he still thinks Howe will now be named as Lennon’s successor following weeks of uncertainty.
“No, I don’t think he will be,” the former Celtic striker told This is Futbol. “Last week if you had asked me, I’d have said yes.
“Everyone knows he wasn’t coming in until the summer. If you’ve offered somebody the job, which I believe they have, and he said ‘I need time to think about it’ – a couple of days, even a couple of weeks to speak to his family and friends and find out about the club, give him a couple of weeks, but a couple of months you can’t give him.
“It’s too important that Celtic get someone in.”