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‘He’s a coward’ – Simon Jordan savages Eddie Howe for not taking the Celtic job

In the wake of Ange Postecoglou’s hire as the new Celtic manager, one pundit has gone to town on a former favourite for the job.

Highly-rated Eddie Howe appeared nailed-on at one point to become the new man in charge of the Scottish giants, but for one reason or another the deal never got over the line.

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In terms of scale, the manager’s job north of the border was certainly a step up from Bournemouth with respect, and that may arguably be behind why an agreement was never found.

TalkSPORT‘s Simon Jordan is certainly convinced that Howe’s reluctance has more to it than meets the eye.

“I think Eddie Howe should have run up there and I think he’s a coward for not doing it,” he told Jim White on their talkSPORT show.

“Celtic got Brendan Rodgers when he was at a stage of his career where was going to rebuild because his reputation had been demolished at Liverpool and people were ridiculing his achievements.

“He was outed at Liverpool and went to Celtic to rebuild his reputation and the first opportunity he’s got to get a bigger job he’s gone to the Premier League to manage Leicester City.

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Eddie Howe has been slammed for not following Brendan Rodgers’ lead and managing Celtic

“Eddie Howe should have gone to Celtic, he should have bitten the arm off to take that job because it’s a huge job with huge opportunity.

“I think it was too big for him and I think he’s quite cowardly for not taking it.”

Never one for mincing his words in any event, you can certainly sympathise with Jordan’s point of view.

Celtic are a massive club and managerial opportunities there don’t come around too often.

Maybe it was the right club for Howe but at the wrong time. Either way, Postecoglou has now been given the keys to getting the Hoops back and challenging Rangers on all fronts.

Let battle commence.

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1 Comment

  1. Simon Jordan is incorrect. As Chris Sutton said: “Celtic reserves are bigger than Leicester.” As for Brendan’s reputation, coming within a slip from Slippy G from winning the league with Liverpool is hardly having his “reputation demolished.” Brendan came to Scotland as a serious manager and left a serious manager. Last season in Scotland Celtic would have won the league but for internal issues that included a dysfunctional management team. With that problem now sorted it is the poorest league winning side in living memory’s job – The Rangers International – to chase Celtic, not the other way round. This mustn’t be forgotten – Celtic is sovereign in the Scottish game. Having just closed out a world record quadruple treble last season among on the other stuff going on they now look forward to extending their title haul this season over RIFC to 51, yet again. The new Ibrox club are miles off Celtic in terms of trophies so much so they’ll never bridge the gap and Glasgow will be green and white for centuries to come as a result.

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