Paul Robinson has claimed Celtic should think twice before appointing Eddie Howe as manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one claimed the club need to follow Everton’s example and install a big-name manager who can attract top players to Parkhead.

This site revealed on Wednesday that the Hoops have made initial contact with Eddie Howe to assess whether he is interested in the post.

It is understood that the 43-year-old is keeping his options open at this stage, with one eye on a potential return to management in the Premier League.

Howe has been out of a job since he left Bournemouth by mutual consent in August.

When asked for his thought on Howe potentially taking over at Celtic Park, Robinson told Football Insider: “Eddie Howe, a manager who was shown the door at Bournemouth?

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“That would not excite me if I was a Celtic fan. I think it has got to be a manager that would give the supporters a lift.

“Look at what Carlo Ancelotti has done at Everton. I am not for one second saying Celtic have got the budget to entice the likes of Ancelotti but they need a big name.

“Everton are a different proposition in the transfer market because of their manager. Players want to play for Ancelotti and learn under him. Celtic need someone like that.” 

In other news, Celtic are to sound out one of their former manager’s as the hunt for Neil Lennon’s successor takes a new twist.