Sources: Parish plan for Crystal Palace revealed and this is what it means for Celtic appointment

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has targeted Eddie Howe as he wants to change the mindset of the dressing room and play more a more expansive style, Football Insider has learned.

The former Bournemouth boss is on a three-man Palace shortlist and has held discussions with Palace about succeeding Roy Hodgson.

A Palace source has told Football Insider that Parish is leading the search for a potential successor to Hodgson and believes Howe has a lot to offer.

The chairman admires Hodgson’s skill in comfortably guiding Palace to mid-table safety in four consecutive seasons.

But he wants to alter the mindset of players fixed on playing one way, tweak the system and implement a more attractive playing style.

Parish believes that Howe could be the man to do both those things and that’s why he’s on his three-man shortlist along with Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Frank Lampard.

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Dyche, who is the leading contender along with Howe, is regarded as a very safe pair of hands with many similar attributes to Hodgson.

Celtic have been caught in the middle of the Palace manager search, with in-demand Howe also a possible target for Brighton, with Graham Potter’s position by no means secure.

It is understood Howe reached a verbal agreement with Celtic following talks in London but has since had second thoughts.

With Howe’s representative stating he will not return to management until the summer, Celtic have approached former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre as an alternative option.

Top clubs north and south of the border are lining up their options as the managerial merry-go-round prepares to go into full swing at the end of the season.

In other news, a blockbuster Celtic deal is all but done after new talks.