Sport Pundit Reactions: Alan Nixon Has His Say on Manager Limbo
Lineker congratulates Scott for landing Football Focus presenting role
Reports emerged on Tuesday that BBC pundit Scott, 36, is on the verge of taking the hotseat after Walker, 44, announced he would leave the magazine show at the end of the season. And Lineker, who hosts Match of the Day, has taken to Twitter to congratulate his colleague on her new gig, although admitted he may have done so slightly prematurely with the BBC yet to officially confirm who is taking over. © Provided by Daily Mail Gary Lineker has congratulated Alex Scott with the pundit set to take the Football Focus job 'Congratulations and good luck @AlexScott with your new role presenting Football Focus,' he wrote.
Eddie Howe is ‘stalling’ on accepting the vacant manager position at Celtic ‘for a legit reason’.
That is the view of the Sun’s Alan Nixon when quizzed by a fan as to where the two parties stood in relation to talks over an appointment.
Speakingyesterday, the journalist offered his take on the current situation indicating in further developments that Roy Keane is not optimistic of his chances of landing the job, whilst backroom issues may need sorting first.
Nixon, who first linked Manchester City official Fergal Harkin with Celtic inclaimed:
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““Howe is stalling. But at least there’s a legit reason. Even if you do wonder. Keane doesn’t think he gets it. No sign of Celtic going elsewhere yet. But it’s dragging. Need director of football sorted.””
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With the situation ‘dragging’, there is an understandable cause for concern among the Celtic faithful.
Put simply, a lack of major developments offers an impression that there is a lack of urgency surrounding the current state of limbo at Parkhead.
As noted bythere has not even been any communication on the 2021/22 season with regards to season ticket sales and an overall vision for next season.
Fans may be left being asked to pay up without assurances the club is pulling in the right direction in return.
Without a manager and a director of football in place, Celtic continue to lack two vital components in their efforts to restructure the club ahead of a vital turning point in the club’s recent history.
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