Frank McAvennie is over the moon at the prospect of Eddie Howe being appointed the next Celtic manager.

The former Hoops and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the “young, modern coach” would be the “perfect appointment” for the club.

This site revealed on Friday that Howe, 43, has reached a verbal agreement with Celtic to succeed Neil Lennon as their permanent manager.

Football Insider understands the Glasgow giants hope to appoint the Englishman within days, and potentially hours, amid fears Crystal Palace could hijack the deal.

Howe has been out of work since August after he left Bournemouth by mutual consent following an eight-year spell their as manager.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the prospective appointment of Howe, McAvennie said:

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“Eddie Howe would be the perfect appointment for me because he is a young, modern coach.

“I do not care what people say, I don’t care if he’s not won anything, I think he would be a good appointment.


“I think he would love the chance to come to Celtic because as a manager you want to win medals, it is not different to a player. He will not do that at a club like Bournemouth. If he comes up here he will be challenging for medals every year.

“Celtic are a huge club and I think Eddie would come up here and relish the challenge.” 

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