Eddie Howe ‘accepts’ Celtic deal as ex-Bournemouth boss waits for backroom staff
Favorite Eddie Howe has agreed to become Celtic’s new manager, according to reports.
The former Bournemouth boss is clearly the favorite to replace Neil Lennon as manager, but with just two games of the season no announcements have been made.
However, it now appears that the 43-year-old has made a deal and will take charge of the club ahead of the 2021/22 season according to talkSPORT.
Howe gathers his team behind the scenes and hopes to attack some of his former team’s staff as Bournemouth prepares for the Championship playoffs.
The report notes that Jason Tindall, his former assistant, will not be joining him in east Glasgow.
Howe has been out of office since leaving the Cherries last year following their relegation from the Premier League.
For two spells as a manager on the South Coast over an 11-year span, he led the team to the top of the English game through the lower league.
He now looks set to be handed the reins by Dermot Desmond and general manager Dominic McKay as part of a massive Celtic overhaul.
The team will need massive surgery after a season of no silverware ahead of a battle with Steven Gerrard’s resurgent Rangers.