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Celtic tipped to consider move for influential EFL star as Eddie Howe links continue

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Celtic could pursue a move for Steve Cook this summer if Eddie Howe is appointed as manager, according to pundit Jim Duffy.

The Bhoys are gearing up for a pivotal summer as they plot how to get their revenge on rivals Rangers who claimed the Scottish Premiership title this season.

It was the first time in 10 years that the Blue side of Glasgow had come out on top, and so Celtic will down be looking to strike back.

Following Neil Lennon’s departure as manager, Eddie Howe has been widely tipped as the man who will take the hotseat at Parkhead this summer as the club look to get themselves back on track.

Howe enjoyed a long, successful reign as Bournemouth boss with experienced defender Steve Cook being his long-term captain on the pitch.

The 30-year-old will be hoping to help the Cherries to secure promotion this term, but according to ex-Celtic academy player Jim Duffy, he could be seen as the ideal man to follow Howe to Celtic.

Speaking on Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard, Duffy said: “The first sort of name you’ve seen mentioned since the Eddie Howe rumours has been Steve Cook, who was Bournemouth’s captain for the last number of years and certainly their leader.

“So it’s no doubt that if Eddie Howe’s the man to come in, he’ll have a look at that.”

The verdict

Eddie Howe’s appointment certainly isn’t confirmed, but if he does become Celtic boss then he will want to bring some trusted faces to the club with him.

Steve Cook would certainly fit into that category.

The experienced defender is a big player for Bournemouth but he owes his career to Howe who played a huge role in his rise to prominence on the South Coast.

Howe could really benefit from having a player like the 30-year-old with him, and if he is appointed, it’s a move that could make sense.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

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