Kevin Phillips has actually backed Neil Lennon as a Celtic tale but declared Eddie Howe could be an excellent suitable for the spot. Speaking solely to Football Insider, the ex-England striker and also previous Derby Region as well as
Stoke City coach clarified exactly how he admired Lennon’s interest and love for the Hoops. The Celtic board have actually waited Lennon regardless of the 10-in-a-row tilt amazingly unravelling and the project littered with tragedies on and also off the field.
Former Bournemouth manager Howe has been strongly linked with the manager’s job in recent months, starting in November when supposition over the north Irishman’s future began to increase.
But he was not considered then by the Hoops hierarchy, that placed their faith in Lennon’s experience of Scottish football.
The board have actually continued to wait the supervisor amidst ever-growing calls from supporters for prevalent adjustments on and off the pitch.
On Friday, bookmakers even put on hold the wagering market on Howe to be next manager of Celtic.
“Justice to Lenny, he has appeared and backed his players, himself and also his ideas– he is entitled to credit for that,” Phillips informed Football Insider.
“He is a fiery, passionate personality who enjoys that football club. I respect him for backing his gamers as well as his opinion.
“Whether they were ideal to visit Dubai, I’m not sure. They paid for the trip to Dubai with the Covid instances.
“Eddie Howe is obtaining related to his work fairly greatly currently. He’s offered and also has an excellent online reputation. He might be a great fit.
“Would certainly he take it now? I’m not so sure. It has been such an unsatisfactory season.”
In various other news, a ₤ 500,000 bid has been tabled for Celtic target as they work with English-club finalizing.