Supposed member of Eddie Howe team shuts down Celtic rumour

By Euan Davidson

May 27, 2021

A former Bournemouth physio, Jonny King, insists his departure from the Cherries is not liked to Celtic or Eddie Howe.

King, who announced his departure from the south-coast side yesterday [Twitter], sent the rumour mill into overdrive. Which, admittedly, says a great deal about how frustrated Celtic supporters are getting.

While the following can be taken with a pinch of salt, it seems to verify that King’s career move has nothing to do with Celtic. That hasn’t stopped people ringing him up for clues, however.

Would it have meant something significant if a long-tenured Bournemouth physio had quit to join Celtic? For sure, having Premier League standards in the medical team is never a bad thing. However, surely if Tim Williamson had added to his medical team, there’d be some kind of announcement from the club.

It shows how fed up Celtic supporters are getting of waiting. When a certain manager is linked with the club for so long, to the extent of agreeing a deal “in principle” [Sun], every move they make is going to be inspected thoroughly. That’s, rightly or wrongly, the reality of it.

Eddie Howe is surely on his way to Celtic soon / (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

So, when can we expect Eddie Howe and his team at Celtic?

Honestly, by now? Who knows. It seemed likely that it would happen this week, and of course, there’s still the distinct possibility of a Friday announcement from the club. Yesterday’s season ticket information vaulted the Celtic share price, and if you’re a believer in the value of the share price in big club decisions, it’s not unlikely that the club are building momentum to see it soar higher.

Or, it’ll be another week gone without appointing a replacement for Neil Lennon. Obviously, there are caveats; mostly that we’ve been stuck indoors for most of the time since Lennon left, and bored rigid. That’ll make any wait for good news seem that bit longer.

Still, it would really galvanise the support if there was some big news, and soon. A physio, with all due respect, isn’t that news.

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