Kevin Campbell has urged Celtic to appoint Richard Hughes as the club’s chief scout in what would be “great news” for Eddie Howe.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, stressed the importance of the Hoops getting their recruitment set up right ahead of what promises to be a major summer rebuild.

According to the Daily Record, Eddie Howe will be announced as the new Celtic manager at the end of this week.

The same publication claim the ex-Bournemouth boss has told the club’s hierarchy he wants his former colleague and current Cherries technical director Richard Hughes, 41, to join him at Parkhead.

It is sad that Howe has also told the Hoops that he wants Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone to join as part of his coaching staff.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the latest from Parkhead, Campbell said:

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“It would be great news for Eddie Howe because it is critical to get that relationship right.

“The manager has to have someone he knows and trusts in that role because at certain clubs we have seen a disjoin in the recruitment side of things lead to unrest. When there is not a good line of communication and a connection things can go downhill quickly.


“That cannot happen at Celtic, especially with such a big rebuild ahead of them.

“What Rangers have done this season should scare the life out of Celtic. They realise that they need to get the recruitment side of things right so they are making the necessary moves.”

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