Eddie Howe Linked As Neil Lennon Replacement At Celtic Park
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has faced calls for him to lose his job after a poor start to the season. According to former England International Trevor Sinclair the Celtic board should appoint former Bournmouth manager Eddie Howe as the next manager if they sack Neil Lennon. Howe has been out of work since leaving the Cherries following their relegation to the Sky Bey Championship at the end of last season. The forty-two year old earned huge praise during his eight year spell in charge of Bournmouth after first leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2015.
Lennon, meanwhile is under increasing pressure for his job at Celtic Park with the Bhoys currently nine points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premier League table. However they do have a couple of games in hand on Steven Gerrard’s side. Celtic have also picked up just one point from their first three Europa League group games following their 4-1 loss at home to Sparta Prague.
Sinclair doesn’t want to see Lennon lose his job but thinks Eddie Howe would be an ideal replacement if he did. Sinclair told Talk Sport “Howe has got the enthusiasm, the energy and I think he did a fantastic job for most of his time at Bournemouth. He would be well-received by the fans at Celtic and the players would respond to him.
I don’t want to see Lennon go because I think he’s done a superb job after taking over from Brendan Rodgers, but if the board does get rid of him, I think Howe would be great.” But former Scotland striker Alan Brazil thinks Celtic will struggle to find a replacement for Neil Lennon if they were to sack him.