With the Ange Postecoglou revolution well under way, the grief and despair the Celtic fans felt when Eddie Howe turned down the Celtic job seems to have dissipated.
The more Ange speaks the more the Celtic fans are taking him to their heart and many will have now forgotten the name of Howe.
Howe was Celtic’s number one choice. Of that there is no doubt. The coach was highly regarded in the English game after the miracles he created while managing Bournemouth, even to the point that he was tipped to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal no less than five years ago.
In fact, it wasn’t so long ago Howe was the favourite to land the England job after the Euro’s should Southgate be dismissed.
It did seem Howe was was holding off accepting the Celtic job just on the off chance that a position came up in England’s top tier, but by all accounts Celtic thought the deal was done but only on Howe’s “word”.
It does appear now that Howe was not good on his word and with that comes wariness. Since Howe “rejected” Celtic, Spurs, Watford, Wolves and Everton have all appointed new managers with Howe getting nowhere near the jobs.
With Crystal Palace still actively looking for a manager since May, it looks increasingly unlikely that the former English golden boy will get that chance.
One thing is for sure. The Celtic fans, by all accounts, are seemingly loving their new boss and will forever be thinking that maybe, they dodged one here.
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