Celtic fans simply want frustrating Eddie Howe saga over and done with
The Eddie Howe to Celtic saga really has gone on long enough, and it’s clear the fans are beginning to feel it too.
The latest news surrounding Howe is positive of course. The Scottish Daily Mail [print edition, 28/04, page 83] reported today that the Englishman is piecing together his coaching staff for his Parkhead switch.
This was the first update Celtic fans had been given for 20 days when his agent came out and denied he was close to joining anyone [Daily Mail]. We were even informed about a reported agreement in principle as far back as April 2nd [Scottish Sun].
It’s become tiresome and frustrating at the same time. So much so that it’s easy to forget that it’s still only April. Celtic haven’t hired a manager this long before a new season in their modern history.
So it’s no surprise that the Howe move is taking such a long time. It’s not like us to appoint a new manager whilst an interim boss is still carrying out his duties too. John Kennedy has until the end of the season to take control of the ship. After that, however, things need to move quickly.
Celtic fans want Eddie Howe announcement ASAP; saga has been long-running
The first genuine report regarding Howe to Celtic came all the way back in January. It was the Sun who claimed that the Hoops wanted Howe, even back when Neil Lennon was still in charge.
Since then, there’s been an incredible demand from Hoops fans to get an agreement done and sort the club out for next season under the ex-Bournemouth man’s guidance.
Of course, just because Howe hasn’t officially been announced, it doesn’t mean that work isn’t in place. In fact, on the contrary if he’s currently sorting out his backroom team for the Parkhead gig.
There’s also nothing to suggest that he won’t be eyeing up potential transfer targets either. And there’s no reason for him not to be studying Celtic himself externally as he takes a look at our current squad.
If it’s more or less set in stone that Howe will take over, the work should already have started. But, of course, we’ll find out whether that’s truly the case after it’s been made official and he’s had time to put his own stamp on things.
In any case, fans want this over and done with. And here, we take a look at how they responded to the latest update regarding Howe to Celtic:
Don’t start this Celtic https://t.co/KB9uhkvjXo
— nessun papa nessuna speranza 🇮🇹 (@nopopenohope) April 28, 2021
Nearly time to watch the Eddie Howe tactical masterclass on repeat again 🙌 https://t.co/Pm0GcaeNgQ
— Paddy McBride (@paddymcbride88) April 28, 2021
Really hope this is true and Eddy has been working away quietly in the background. CLQ will be here before we know it and we can’t be going into them with this shower of heartless imposters. https://t.co/CjjhS8TFwF
— Sam smith (@sammybhoy1967) April 28, 2021
Genuinely believe I will be a much happier and positive person once Eddie Howe is appointed as manager. Celtic truly are a way of life, they genuinely affect my overall mood.
— Stand up for Celtic (@StandForCeltic) April 28, 2021
Are Celtic waiting for the final derby to be played before announcing Eddie Howe? That way he cant be dragged into the media shit show. They started McKay the day after the Scottish Cup. Be a huge boost to put this all to rest.
— Indy Celts (@indycelts67) April 28, 2021
I’m tired of these constant Eddie Howe news stories now.
I’m not believing it until I see him on the steps of Celtic Park declaring that the rebels have won.
— Ross (@yesthisisross) April 28, 2021
Won’t believe it till I see it but am praying we get this man in the door and start the rebuild 🤞🏻 https://t.co/hJ1iBSYILq
— Cammy Laird (@cammylairdx) April 28, 2021
Would love this to be true and think it is but I’ll start buzzing when I see the big announcement 🍀🍀
— Carol (@carol2244m) April 28, 2021