Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has turned down the opportunity to be Celtic’s new manager despite positive negotiations with the club.
had been the number one onCeltic
’s shortlist as
upon their relegation from the Premier League in 2020, and Celtic confirmed they held talks with the 43-year-old.
However, the Hoops are now pushing ahead with other candidates after their move for the former Bournemouth boss fell apart.
"Following very positive and detailed discussions with Eddie Howe, with the belief that he would be an excellent candidate for the position of Celtic manager, we allowed time for the process, given he'd previously made it clear he was not looking to return to management until this summer at the earliest,"
a club statement read
"We can now confirm that Eddie will not be joining the club, for reasons outwith both his and Celtic's control.
"We wish Eddie success for the future.
"As part of the ongoing process we have engaged with a number of candidates. We fully appreciate our fans will be seeking clarity on this matter and we aim, very shortly, to announce the appointment of a manager with the quality and desire to take Celtic forward and bring further success to our supporters."