There’s not been much new on the Eddie Howe front over the weekend other than the former Bournemouth boss has reportedly agreed in principle to become the next Celtic manager.
We know things aren’t done until the paper work is signed, sealed and delivered. Until then, Celtic fans will rightfully have their doubts.
SunSport report the issue holding up the deal is Eddie Howe’s insistence on bringing in his own Sporting Director. The Englishman wants Scottish born and Celtic fan, Richard Hughes in the role to help him spearhead the news era at Celtic. Hughes is currently in a similar role at Bournemouth.
The paper writes: SunSport understands an official announcement is NOT expected in the next 24 hours with both parties reluctant to rush negotiations.
Howe, 43, has verbally agreed in principle to accept the job offer from Celts.
But, crucially, he wants certain assurances, as well as being allowed to take his trusted ally Richard Hughes with him.
Celtic are looking to name a new director of football as well as a head of recruitment — and Howe is pushing for Hughes to be lured away from his role at Bournemouth.
Celtic would have to contact the English club and sort out a package to bring Hughes to Celtic Park also.
Dominic McKay is set to start his job early and he’s already spoke with Eddie Howe about the Celtic role alongside Desmond .
Right now, it still appears to be a matter of when, not if, the English based manager heads to Glasgow to sign.