If and when Celtic finally announces the appointment of a new manager, the manager will join a football club that is in a difficult situation.
The hoops have lost their dominance over Scottish football and Parkhead will not have a trophy from the 2020/21 season to celebrate.
They will also have to lead a massive recovery of the playing team. Christopher Ayer and Odsonne Edouard are two potentially high-profile outcomes, while leadership will be there when Scott Brown heads to Aberdeen.
Lee Griffiths may also leave, while Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie are involved in dating.
Think of Jonjo Kenny, My Elunusi, Diego Laxalt and Shane Duffy will have to return to their parent clubs and the team will be exhausted.
If the new manager is Eddie Howe, he has to build his team around a very specific set of players. One player he just has to release is Stephen Welsh.
Should Welsh be part of Celtic’s future?
As Ajer potentially heads to the departure saloon, the 21-year-old has the opportunity to become the real focal point of a very malicious defense.
They were a disaster this season and if anything, it will be their 4-1 defeat by the Rangers last weekend.
Wales was not at its best during this game. He was turned inside out by 38-year-old Jermaine Defoe late as the Englishman rolled back years to score his last goal.
It was a moment of oblivion for the young center-half, but it’s crucial to keep in mind how inexperienced he still is. Give Wales a manager who can raise young players and make him a real star in Paradise.
After all, 6 feet 3 gross has already contracted one of the toughest tests in world football; Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
After participating in the Europa League earlier this term, Wales commented: “In the European Games, the quality you face is world-class.”
The Scot added: “Look at Ibrahimovic, he is a brilliant player, he doesn’t move much, but in the end the quality shines.”
It was a breakthrough campaign for the young child, but unfortunately it will be the one he wants to eradicate quickly from his mind.
Fortunately, Howe’s arrival can change the game. After all, you just have to look at the way the 43-year-old developed Nathan Ake in Bournemouth.
Ake signed a contract for the Cherries in an initial loan deal before being looted by Howe in a huge £ 20 million deal from Chelsea.
The Dutchman continued to play 121 times under the potential new manager of Celtic and he attributes much of his development to the central defender for what Howe did with him.
Speaking in 2019, Ake said: “Even if you have some good games, things like that, he makes sure we watch videos together and look for small, small things – even if I had a good game – he will find something to help me. help to recover.
“It’s perfect for me because at my age there are still so many things and he’s the right person to help me improve.”
The defender is still particularly young, but it was the guidance and training he received from Howe that ultimately made him a player for whom Manchester City wanted to spend £ 40 million last summer.
It would be something if the Welsh once cost so much, but the player and the manager could build a special bond if he finally bet in Glasgow.
Howe has repeatedly been a developer of young talent, so with that in mind, he needs to break free and find a way to improve Welsh.
He has a first-class attitude and will do his best for the club, a trait that the abundance in the team certainly does not have at the moment. “He can betray him, he competes for everything and when that doesn’t work for him, he accepts it well. He gets to his feet and is ready to go again, “Chris Sutton once recalled.
Given how poor the hoops are this season from a defensive point of view, this will undoubtedly serve the best interest of the manager to play with him.
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