Danny Mills has claimed there is just one “issue” with Celtic appointing Eddie Howe as their next manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Manchester City full-back suggested the 43-year-old may “struggle” with the distance between Glasgow and the English south coast.

Football Insider understands the Hoops have reached a verbal agreement with Howe and he could be appointed as their next manager at the beginning of next week.


It comes after this site revealed in March he was interested in the job and Celtic had sounded him out about his availability.

Howe’s near nine-year reign at Bournemouth was interrupted by an almost two-year spell with Burnley before he resigned for “personal reasons”.

And Mills hopes the issue will not persist at Celtic.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s a great opportunity for him.

“From where he was at, having done so well…

“The only issue is, it’s a long way from Bournemouth and he’s struggled with that in the past. But he’s older, more mature and the family is probably more understanding. He’s probably in a much better position to deal with that.

“It looks like a good move for both. We know that they’ve got some good players there already and it’s a similar sort of job to what he did at Bournemouth in those last two years with a similar level of player.

“It’s out of the limelight, not in Scotland though. You’d expect him to win most games playing good football which the crowd will be happy with. You play good football you’re going to win most games.

“It’s a win-win for both.”

In other news, a Hoops legend has been wowed by footage of a bulked-up Celtic 19-year-old.