Date: 7th April 2021 at 10:51pm
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Dermot Desmond is ‘willing to play the waiting game’ according to The Sun after news emerged that Eddie Howe won’t return to management until the summer.

British Summer Time started more than a week ago but it’ a man in the dug-out that are waiting for with little sign of progress in the six weeks since Neil Lennon resigned.

Last week it was reported that Howe had held face-to-face talks with Dermot Desmond and but Tuesday came and went with the only announcement to the London Stock Exchange being that McKay would be joining Celtic on April 18.

Although McKay and will have an involvement there is little doubt that Desmond, Celtic’s biggest individual shareholder, will have the final say on any appointment, updating on tonight’s developments, The Sun reports:

SunSport understands Howe is seeking reassurances that he will be able to draft in his own backroom team. The one-time touted England and candidate is pushing for trusted ally Richard Hughes to be lured away from his role at .

Celtic’s board are open to the idea, but it would mean ripping up plans to appoint City’s Fergal Harkin as director of football. But crucially, majority shareholder Dermot Desmond is willing to play the waiting game to land number one choice Howe.

When Bournemouth were relegated from the EPL in August Howe resigned straight away, his next move is the one that Celtic fans are waiting for confirmation on.