Celtic should look at bringing in Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as their next manager.

The Hoops are on the hunt following Brendan Rodgers’ move to Leicester City a few weeks ago.

And Howe probably ticks anyone with a Celtic persuasion’s boxes.

Eddie Howe can be next Brendan Rodgers

The 41-year-old has Bournemouth in his blood having spent years there as player and manager.

Eddie Howe is Bournemouth through and through. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Presently, Howe is leading a youthful and vibrant side in the English Premier League as one of the smaller teams.

They are hovering around mid-table which is a good place for a club of that stature.

However, the Englishman will have higher sights and Celtic are the club that can offer that.

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Rodgers is someone who also relishes working with young players and that was one reason he joined Leicester.

He will get the young players as well as the money which the Premier League will bring.

Eddie Howe will relish working with Kieran Tierney. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Howe, he will get a clean slate to work with and the chance to compete in Europe next season.


Plus, the competitive atmosphere and pressured environment will be fantastic experience for a young manager.

Eddie Howe will need to be backed by board

To stop similar managerial qualms when it comes to money, the new manager must be backed.

A manager like Howe will ask for money to implement himself like he is doing with Bournemouth.

He will require a similar managerial set-up to Rodgers who brought in a massive backroom team.

Brendan Rodgers took the majority of his backroom staff with him. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Furthermore, he could ask for greater money for youth development but that could be controversial at a team like Celtic whose fans are demanding and want transfers.

The Hoops will want instant success in the first team, so a heavy investment in youth might not be popular.

It could be seen as threatening a potential 10-in-a-row, so it will be gamble.

It’s up to Lawwell and co whether they want to excite the fans by bringing in another Rodgers or play it safe with Lennon.

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