In the wake of Ange Postecoglou’s appointment as Celtic’s new manager, a critic went to the city in a previously favored position for the job.
The highly rated Eddie Howe emerged at one point to become the new man in charge of the Scottish Giants, but for one reason or another the deal didn’t cross the line.
In terms of scale, the Director’s mission North of the Border was definitely a step up from Bournemouth with respect, and it could be said that this was the reason why an agreement was never found.
TalkSPORTSimon Jordan is surely convinced that Howe’s reluctance is more than meets the eye.
“I think Eddie Howe should have gone up there and I think he’s a coward because he didn’t,” he told Jim White on their TalkSPORT show.
“Celtic got Brendan Rodgers when he was at a point in his career where he was going to rebuild because his reputation had been ruined at Liverpool and people were making fun of his accomplishments.
“He came out at Liverpool and he went to Celtic to rebuild his reputation and the first chance he got to get a bigger job he went to the Premier League to manage Leicester City.
“Eddie Howe should have gone to Celtic, he should have bitten his arm to take on this job because it’s a huge job with a huge opportunity.
“I think it was too big for him and I think he was too cowardly for not taking it.”
Nobody ever uttered their words anyway, you can definitely sympathize with Jordan’s point of view.
Celtic is a huge club and management opportunities don’t come often.
Maybe it was the right club for him, but at the wrong time. Either way, Postecoglou has now been given the keys to reclaim the Hoops and challenge the Rangers on all fronts.
Let the battle begin.