Celtic are keeping tabs on the former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre as a potential alternative option if their move for Eddie Howe falls through.
The former Bournemouth manager is believed to be the top target as per Football Insider.
Apparently, the Scottish outfit have already presented the manager with a lucrative offer and it will be interesting to see if the former Premier League manager agrees to sign the contract with Celtic.
Meanwhile, 63-year-old Favre is currently out of a job after being dismissed by the German club in December.
The former Dortmund manager could prove to be a quality appointment as well and he has proven his quality in Germany, France and Switzerland before.
Celtic will have to appoint a manager who can oversee a major rebuild of their playing squad and add a distinct playing style as well.
Both Favre and Howe could be good fits for the Scottish outfit. It will be interesting to see who they end up with.
The former Dortmund manager might be able to attract higher quality players because of his impressive track record across Europe.
That said, Howe has proven his quality in the Premier League with the cherries and he might be able to attract quality talent from England.
The deal to bring Howe to Parkhead is far from done and the manager’s representative has claimed that talks of any agreement being close are extremely premature.
Re: Eddie Howe’s move to Celtic. A representative for Howe said: ‘There has been significant interest in Eddie from a number of clubs. However, talks of any deal being close are extremely premature. His plan remains to not return to management until the summer at the earliest.’
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