Celtic move closer to appointing Eddie Howe as new boss with announcement expected ‘shortly’ – after Bournemouth’s play-off loss he was allowed to speak to trusted Glasgow Movements coaches
- Eddie Howe’s appointment as Celtic boss expected to be ratified overnight
- Howe is the preferred candidate for the role with an upcoming announcement
- Bournemouth play-off loss allows Howe to start building his coaching staff
- Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone could reunite with Howe in Glasgow
Celtic have claimed their new manager’s appointment is imminent – as they unveiled a £ 2.5million thank you gift to season ticket holders.
The preferred candidate for two months to succeed Neil Lennon, Eddie Howe’s move to Glasgow is expected to be ratified overnight.
With Bournemouth knocked out of the England league play-offs by Brentford, the 43-year-old has been allowed to speak with trusted coaches Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone about his move to Glasgow.
Celtic move closer to appointing former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe as new boss
Howe remains hopeful of bringing current Cherries Technical Director Richard Hughes with him in a senior scout role.
Celtic have confirmed that the hunt for the new manager should be over soon as they launch their subscription campaign for the 2021-22 season.
Expressing regret that the pandemic has prevented fans from seeing any live action, a statement read: “Celtic season ticket holders over the past year have shown enormous commitment to the club, to our members. sides during a pandemic that has changed all of our lives, supporting the club at a time when we needed you most.
“It’s something we will always remember and always appreciate very much.
Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth but is expected to be revealed “shortly”
Bournemouth coaches Stephen Purches (left) and Simon Weatherstone (right) can join Howe again
“We are so sorry you weren’t able to join us at Celtic Park and we apologize that we weren’t able to provide the extra success your support deserved.
“We understand how difficult this year has been for you and understand the disappointment you have felt. It’s something we all share at the club.
“We were hoping to have announced the manager before providing this update, and we intend to finalize the appointment of Celtic’s next manager shortly.
“However, we were encouraged by the recent announcement of crowds at sporting events across Scotland this summer. “