Journalist Ian McGarry has been sharing some details on Celtic’s reported breakdown in talks with Eddie Howe over becoming their new permanent manager.
This comes after McGarry co-hosted a recent episode of The Transfer Window podcast, where he spoke about a number of the biggest news stories in football at the moment.
After it was reported that talks had broken down over Howe’s prospective appointment at Celtic, McGarry had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Apparently, the reason given is that Howe’s backroom staff was problematic.
“However, as you will remember, as we’ve spoken about on The Transfer Window podcast, we told you that Howe’s commitment to joining the SPFL side was always tenuous, that he preferred to stay in England, and indeed preferred to get the Crystal Palace job – if not there, then somewhere else.
“And it seems to have come to pass that indeed, that is the case, and therefore Celtic are now looking again at different candidates to take up the job that Neil Lennon left having failed to win that elusive 10-in-a-row title.”
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Going off what McGarry had to say in the podcast, it seems that Howe’s preference was to stay in England and get a new managerial position there but still spoke to Celtic despite it appearing the Hoops were not his first choice, and having been linked with the role for a significant amount of time.
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Taking into account that Howe has been mentioned in the running for the job at Crystal Palace, which McGarry suggested Howe has an interest in, it seems that Howe could likely now be focusing on securing a job back in the top flight of English football instead of trying his hand in the SPFL.
In terms of Celtic, with Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph tweeting that talks are currently progressing well between the Bhoys and Ange Postecoglou’s representatives, it seems that the club have moved on from Howe and are now on their way to potentially appointing a new permanent manager.