Date: 13th June 2009 at 11:53am
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One of the most boring managerial tug-of-wars in recent memory should soon be over following reports West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has pleaded to be allowed to talk to Celtic.

It has been suggested Celtic will have to pay West Brom £2million if they are to recruit Mowbray as Strachan’s replacement and the deal appears to have ground to a halt in recent days.

According to The Mirror: “Tony Mowbray last night held crunch talks with West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace in a bid to get his move to Celtic. Mowbray pleaded with Peace to give him permission to speak to the Glasgow side.”

Meanwhile, former “West Brom star” Geoff Horsfield (who was linked with a move to Celtic in the not too distant past!) has said the situation needs to be resolved as quickly as possible so both clubs can get on with their preparation for the upcoming season.

Horsfield was quoted by the Birmingham Mail as saying: “If Tony does go then whoever comes in needs to hit the ground running to prepare for the new season and for the pre-season, which is such an important time of the year. It’s in everyone’s interest that this is brought to an end, regardless of whether he stays or goes.”

At least, even with all of the delays and demands, the result will be a new manager at the club – if Celtic had to endure another year under Strachan, it’s disturbing to think just what state the club could be in at this time next year.

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