The following interview is probably the most common sense you will hear not just over Eddie Howe but Celtic’s need to both rebuild and get someone doing it quickly.

Eddie Howe has been linked to Celtic for weeks, wanted by the fans for 6 months and had a host of rivals from Keane, Marsch to Kennedy be linked with the job, the time to appoint must come soon.

With Celtic on a social media boycott there will be no announcement before the derby, but once it is out of the way the time to get the gaffer in is at hand.

With talk today in the papers of a £2 million contract, control of his backroom team and a war chest he will never have a better opportunity to take control of a big club.