Date: 28th May 2021 at 8:44pm
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has looked on from the outside at an incredible day for Celtic.

Six days after ’s promotion hopes were ended by it was looking ominous over the apparent ‘done deal’ to appoint as manager.

Early in the afternoon news seeped out that the deal was dead with flimsy reasons put forward to explain it. Apparently there were problems in assembling his backroom team- why that wasn’t identified much earlier is something that very few people can explain.

Around 6pm Celtic took the unusual step of making a statement about failure, confirming that they had missed out on a deal for Howe. Three months after resigned.

Who is next is now the big question, whoever is appointed can be in no doubt that they were at best Plan B.

Celtic could think big to blow Howe out the water but if they go for a low profile manager with the track record of or Neil Lennon they will forever be compared with Howe- the one that got away.