As the lack of clarity surrounding the new Celtic manager situation, fans are desperate for any snippet of information coming from the club.
Incoming CEO Dom McKay just so happened to meet with various supporters at one of the club’s fairly regular fan forum events yesterday.
These are usually events arranged to gauge the feeling of the wider support, and also to bring up any issues that might be impacting your run of the mill supporters who aren’t represented by any groups.
We hear back about them by various means, from message board posts to Twitter threads.
Podcaster Harry Brady was on the call too. Later, he was a guest on Graham Spiers’ Press Box podcast [13/05], during which he gave his thoughts on the current state of play as well as what was said at the fan forum.
Like many of us, Brady reckons Eddie Howe remains the club’s first choice to be the new manager.
McKay obviously didn’t speak explicitly about Celtic’s reported interest in Howe, however, according to Harry Brady he did address the ongoing delay with the managerial situation.
Speaking to Press Box, the podcaster said: “Dom McKay’s comment was: ‘Sometimes you need to have a wee bit more patience. I’m not normally a patient man and it can be very frustrating, but there are just one or two things that we need to put in place. We still expect everything to happen as we want it to happen over the next wee while, we just need a wee bit more patience for a little bit longer’.”
I can understand the frustration of supporters. Media outlets have been reporting for weeks that Howe is pretty much in the door at Celtic. Nobody who follows the club will be wholly comfortable with the way this has all panned out.
However, the noises from the club remain positive, even when not directly discussing the former Bournemouth boss.
Ultimately, all that matters is that Celtic land the right man for the job, in the right circumstances and with him as happy as possible. Someone who can set us up for a few years of success. Waiting a bit longer for that will be worth it.