Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie does not believe that Eddie Howe will be the next permanent manager of the club.]

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie gave his thoughts on the recent reports and believes that if Howe was to get the job he would be in place or announced by now.

 “I don’t think he’ll (Howe) come now (to Celtic), I thought he would’ve got it by now.

“From what I’m told he’s wanting a director of football and I don’t think Hughes wants to come back up here from Bournemouth. I know he’s from here, he’s a Celtic supporter but I don’t think he wants to bring his kids up here.

“That’s the problem but at the moment it doesn’t look to me like it’s going to happen.”

Over the past week or so, Celtic fans have been patiently waiting for updates on the Howe situation with some suggestions that he could have been announced as early as this week.

At this stage, it has not materialised just yet but that doesn’t mean it is a definite no-go.

There are a lot of different factors that need to be discussed, such as who could be part of Howe’s backroom team and if Richard Hughes could be joining him in another role behind the scenes.

No news may seem like bad news but for me, it just means things are as they were.

The club has a lot of work to do when it comes to these appointments and it is crucial that we get this one spot on.



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