Celtic’s pursuit of ten Scottish Premiership titles in a row goes disastrously.
They received to 9 with a canter, preventing off the competitors in unrelenting style as they made a mockery of their rivals Rangers.
Nonetheless, in 2020/21, it’s the Gers who’re doing the mocking.
On the time of writing, Celtic sit a colossal 11 factors behind their previous nemesis and are in peril of dropping their grip on the league crown for the primary time in a decade.
It’s refreshing to witness a altering of the guard however how on earth do the Hoops get themselves out of this mess?
Effectively, the person with the keys to success or failure is Peter Lawwell, Celtic’s CEO.
It’s thought that after the Bhoys’ 2-2 draw with Hibernian that Neil Lennon’s job continues to be protected at Parkhead but when outcomes proceed as they’re, it absolutely received’t be lengthy earlier than Lawwell pulls the set off and strikes for a brand new supervisor.
Who do you wish to be the subsequent Celtic boss?
One determine who could replace Lennon is a sure Eddie Howe. Beforehand touted as a coach to go on and take cost of England, he’s now with no job after quitting Bournemouth following their relegation from the Premier League.
A wonderfully cheap possibility for the Hoops, he may assist banish Celtic’s present nightmares on the coaching floor.
Earlier this week, a shocking revelation got here to gentle from pundit Simon Fry: “I do know they nonetheless do Brendan Rodgers coaching, which worries me. In case you’re the supervisor you’ll be able to’t be doing another person’s factor you should do what you wish to do.”
Now, we all know that Lennon is extra of a man-manager than he’s a coach, however this is the reason Howe could be completely good for Celtic. He’s a hard-working coach and places in appreciable hours on the coaching floor.
He’s the definition of a tracksuit supervisor, main his personal classes and staying behind after hours.
Former Bournemouth man Brett Pitman beforehand said: “It wouldn’t simply be ‘do you wish to do a session’ and a coach could be there. He [Howe] could be the one taking it, with all his workers – that’s particular. Folks may assume that could be a norm in soccer however it actually isn’t. It’s what makes him totally different.”
Already we are able to see the stark variations between Howe and Lennon – it truly is evening and day.
Simon Francis, one other of Howe’s ex-players as soon as noted: “He’s meticulous. He doesn’t depart any stone unturned. And he instils that work ethic into the gamers. As a result of you recognize that he’s shopping for into it. Not turning up late, not strolling out onto the coaching pitch late, he’s all the time the primary. You may by no means query something he does.”
Regardless of the quite a few titles Lennon has dropped at Celtic since Brendan Rodgers departed, it’s clear that all the pieces will not be fairly proper at Lennoxtown. This season proves that they’re nonetheless dwelling off the Leicester boss’ previous glories and strategies – that actually isn’t adequate for a supervisor as skilled because the one Celtic at the moment have.
Maybe with contemporary concepts and a distinct strategy their fortunes will enhance. Lawwell should pursue Howe.
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