Michael Stewart reacts to a 'very embarrassing' day for Celtic

By John McGinley

May 28, 2021

Michael Stewart reckons today is a ‘very embarrassing’ one for Celtic, and who can disagree?

The talks between Celtic and Eddie Howe have collapsed, as confirmed by the club in a statement earlier today.

It’s a shocking turn of events given the reporting over the last couple of months and the fact Celtic have waited so long for a definitive answer from the former Bournemouth boss.

What word from the pundits? Well, they haven’t been kind to the Bhoys as you can imagine.

Stewart, often fair and balanced with his perspective on the club, took to Twitter tonight to say: “A very embarrassing day for Celtic. They’ve waited months for Howe, this should’ve been brought to a head a long time ago. Whoever is approached now knows they’re not the first choice which is far from ideal. All this time wasted as the new season gets ever closer.

“So many things needing addressed at the club and a new manager is urgently required before they can press on with these issues.

“Eddie Howe would’ve been aware of the Celtic possibility last year, I find it incredible that it’s been allowed to go on till almost June before anyone knowing if he’s taking the job or not. All this simply heaps pressure on getting the right man in and quickly.”

Michael Stewart bang on the money about Celtic

That about sums it up to be honest. Celtic may have lost out on Howe for reasons outside the club’s control but we shouldn’t have been in this position in the first place.

Letting the future of the club be dictated to by an outside party, only for it to fall through in the glare of the public, is embarrassing in most club’s books never mind one the size of Celtic.

Eddie Howe won’t be coming to Celtic / (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Supporters have been badly let down again.

The board better get their act together quickly or they can kiss a large number of season ticket renewals goodbye despite a strong initial response.

The pressure is on.

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