A NEW favourite has emerged in the running to become Celtic manager after Eddie Howe’s proposed move fell through.

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Howe, 43, eventually knocked back the role at Parkhead.

The former Bournemouth manager had looked set to succeed Neil Lennon in Glasgow’s East End but according to Celtic, the move fell through “for reasons outwith both his and Celtic’s control”.

Now, Ange Postecoglou has emerged as frontrunner for the manager’s role.

The 55-year-old Greek-born Australian manager has mainly managed within Australia, leading the international side to Asian Cup victory and World Cup qualification during his tenure. Currently, he is managing Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.

SkyBet price Postecoglou at 1/10. Jack Ross and Steve Clarke are at 12/10 and 14/10 respectively, ex-Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Farve is next in the list at 16/10.