The late night quote from Eddie Howe’s agent was interesting.
Celtic fans have seen this movie before and they’re absolutely entitled to be sceptical about Eddie Howe coming in as manager.
Re: Eddie Howe’s move to Celtic. A representative for Howe said: ‘There has been significant interest in Eddie from a number of clubs. However, talks of any deal being close are extremely premature. His plan remains to not return to management until the summer at the earliest.’
— Sami Mokbel (@SamiMokbel81_DM) April 7, 2021
What I would say, the usual voices used by the club to filter out news are unmoved by his reps quote.
Covering Celtic for many years than I’d care to admit at this point, I know how things work when it comes how the club get their news out.
They use a select few journalists and they get to write their exclusives.
The usual suspects have been very high on an Eddie Howe appointment since last week.
What’s clear to me; whoever they’re talking to at Celtic, they’re not trying to quell the deal at all.
We’ll see if that comes today but up until this point, it’s been all guns blazing. We’ve had pieces about Howe’s first signing they’re that sure.
The massive sceptic in me or any other Celtic fan could say they’re merely doing this to whip up interest in season ticket renewals.
I’d say the club think we’re daft, but we’re not that daft.
With renewal forms being readied, they know something tangible and definite must happen in the next few weeks or renewals will trickle in rather roll.