Charlie Nicholas wants to see more than Eddie Howe arrive at Celtic this week.
A new dynamic and structure is required to blast away the last remnants of Peter Lawwell’s recipe for disaster that resulted in a trophyless season as well as the traditional embarrassing European performances.
Time and time again clubs such as Cluj, Malmo and Sparta Prague with less than half of Celtic’s turnover have shown that well established systems can overcome haphazard planning and laziness when it comes to performing on the biggest stage.
With their domestic dominance at an end Lawwell and Neil Lennon will no longer be involved with Nicholas looking for a whole new regime to come in to back Howe to the hilt.
Picking up on his column in The Express, the Daily Record reports Nicholas saying:
There was too much at stake with Eddie for it not to materialise. What I want to know is, where is this dynamic change we expected at the club? Is the appointment of Eddie the catalyst?
He will do a very good job for Celtic, he’ll give the club hope and play in the right way. But what’s happening with the director of football role and the rest of the plan to move forward?
If Howe’s bringing in his own men then fair play to him but if the likes of Gordon Strachan and John Kennedy are involved then not much will have changed – with the same old glove puppets reporting back to Dermot Desmond.
It is now more than three months since Celtic announced Lennon’s resignation. Bournemouth’s hopes of promotion back to the EPL ended on Saturday but so far there has been no firm sign that Howe is about to be appointed Celtic manager.