With most of the football world waiting on Celtic to announce Eddie Howe as the next Celtic manager, former Motherwell player and now radio pundit, Stephen Craigan, believes that the Hoops are waiting till after the Euro’s as the man they have earmarked for the job has commitments at the summer tournament.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Craigan said, “I just wonder, they are looking for a safe pair of hands and someone to come in steady the ship. And the reason why they can’t announce this guy is because he’s got the Euros in the summer.
“The longer it goes, the more I think Steve Clark could get the job. He knows the players, he knows the league he’s worked with some of the Celtic players at Scotland, you know, he’s shown he can manage a team and structure a team and get them organised.
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“He won’t cost a lot of money, he would love the job and if he does well then, he stays longer. Because the longer it goes without a big announcement, that tells me that something is going under the radar, and I would not be surprised if Steve Clarke gets the job because he hasn’t refused it either.”
Craigan is correct on one count, he wouldn’t cost a lot of money and there is a reason for that. Clarke’s style of football is not suited to Celtic. Clarke has managed West Brom, Reading, Aston Villa, Kilmarnock and now Scotland. All these teams have one thing in common. They are not expected to win every game. They are not expected to attack teams. They are not expected to win trophies.
These are “safe” jobs. Not too demanding and with relatively small expectations. Clarke should be nowhere near the Celtic job.
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