Eddie Howe favourite for Celtic as Sheffield United continue search
Eddie Howe favourite to take over at Celtic as Sheffield United continue manager search
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Eddie Howe favourite to take over at Celtic as Sheffield United continue manager search

One of the names mentioned to be the potential successor to Chris Wilder at Sheffield United, Eddie Howe, is now favourite to become the Celtic boss.

That is according to a report from The Chronicle, who cite the current UK markets who claim that Howe is now favourite to land the job at Parkhead.

Howe had emerged as a candidate to take over at Bramall Lane, with some United fans assuming the addition of Jason Tindall to the coaching staff meant Howe could be in the running.

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However, Tindall and Howe are said to have fallen out in the past, while we have also previously written about the former Bournemouth man’s seeming unwillingness to move North again.


Celtic, meanwhile, are on the hunt for a successor to NeiL Lennon. The likes of Roy Keane have been linked, while Chris Wilder has also been mentioned, something we covered, here.

But for now, there remains no definite movement either with Celtic or Sheffield United, for that matter. Prince Abdullah, it seems, taking his time to ensure he gets the right man for the job ahead of the summer.

Eddie Howe a good manager but maybe not right for United?

It’s proving almost impossible to try and come up with who might be the next United boss. Howe is an obvious name, as is Frank Lampard, while the likes of Slavisa Jokanovic have also been mentioned.

With Howe, it’s a tough one to decide on. You’d imagine he’d need a bit of time as well as some new players. But in fairness, any new boss is bound to want some new talent in the building.

The former Bournemouth man is probably waiting on a Premier League job, which, in fairness to him, he’s entitled to do. It would be, in my opinion, surprising to see Howe end up at Bramall Lane this summer.

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