Eddie Howe 'rejects chance to be new Sheffield United boss' and is holding out for Celtic job, according to reports in Scotland

Reports in Scotland suggest that Eddie Howe, the former Bournemouth manager, has rejected an offer to take over at Sheffield United.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 3:01 pm

The Daily Record report that Howe, who was also apparently approached by another Premier League club whose manager is currently in post, is holding out for the vacant Celtic job – which former Blades boss Chris Wilder has also been linked with.

Howe guided Bournemouth into the Premier League and led them to a record ninth-placed finish in the top flight – equalling the achievement of Wilder with the Blades last season.

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Jason Tindall, Howe’s former No.2 at the Cherries, joined United’s coaching staff after Wilder’s departure last month. Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth following their relegation from the top flight last season.

The Daily Record quoted a source close to negotiations with Celtic as saying “Eddie is extremely keen on Celtic and claims that he only wants a job in England couldn’t be further from the truth.

“He has already turned down two job offers in the English Premier League, including Sheffield United only this week.

Ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe (Getty)

“The location doesn’t matter – what is important is that the club is the right fit for Eddie and Eddie is the right for the club.

“Eddie isn’t the type of guy to take on any job. He has to know that the structure is right and everything is in place for him to succeed.”

Paul Heckingbottom assumed temporary charge of United after Wilder left by mutual consent last month, with the Blades bottom of the Premier League and seemingly destined for relegation.