Motherwell manager Graham Alexander could face a potential reunion with former boss Eddie Howe if he lands the Celtic job.

Howe was Alexander’s manager while at Burnley but was quickly replaced, despite being club captain, as the then-Clarets boss’ approach was for youth. But now the pair could meet in the dugout, Howe thought to be in advanced talks with Celtic.

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Alexander’s former boss could be coming to Scotland. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Alexander says the potential Celtic manager was in touch when he landed the Motherwell gig: “We had our issues, me and him.  Obviously I was fighting to be the club captain, but he had plans to change the team, and it needed changing. I only had an understanding of what he was going through then when I became a manager myself.

“I look back and I’ve made the each same decisions with players since that he made with me. I remember when I first got a managers job he sent me a nice message as well. I’ve got no issues going forward, but it wasn’t the best time for me on the pitch, but you could see the quality he had.


“He’s proven that at Bournemouth right through the divisions. Which ever club he goes in to manager I think he will go a fantastic job. I think his reputation is not a false one. It is build on results and success at different level.

“It will be a different challenge to what he had had before, but the quality managers adapt. His record is proven and he has worked at the top level in the Premier League, keeping Bournemouth up until obviously last season.”

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