Date: 7th April 2021 at 8:58pm
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Claims that Eddie Howe has agreed in principle or is close to a deal to manage have been shot down tonight.

Over the last week there has been intense speculation that the former boss is close to a return to football with Celtic without a manager since Neil Lennon resigned on February 24.

The Sun has led the way on the story with reports of a face-to-face meeting with and last week.

Sami Mokbel is the Chief Football Reporter at the with no particular allegiance to Celtic or Bournemouth.

Should Celtic offer the manager's job to Eddie Howe

Yes, absolutely. Howe is the perfect fit

Yes, absolutely. Howe is the perfect fit

No, what has he won?

No, what has he won?

Howe resigned from Bournemouth when they were relegated from the EPL in August and opted to take time out of football.

It does appear that he is ready to return to management but with no news coming from Celtic his profile has been raised with speculation that he could be a target for Crystal Palace or Newcastle where Roy Hodgson and Steve Bruce are under pressure.