Eddie Howe is equally to blame for his move to Celtic collapsing as the club.

That's the opinion of former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan.

Jordan did his fair share of hiring coaches and managers during his time as head honcho at Selhurst Park. So he understands the mindset of the boardroom when they're looking to appoint a new boss.

What the talkSPORT pundit thinks now, though - as Howe's discussions with Celts sensationally broke down at the eleventh hour - 
is that Howe may now be viewed in a different light after talks collapsed late on.

He questioned: "Do you not think this reflects quite poorly on Eddie Howe? I understand the spin that it's because of player targets and so on, and so forth.

"But when you look at this and say, two-and-a-half months of discussions, for a manager to go into arguably one of the biggest jobs, I don't think it reflects well on anyone.

"The opportunity for Eddie to manage Celtic is still a significant one.

"With the greatest respect in the world, Bournemouth are a certain type of football club. Eddie Howe's adventures out of Bournemouth were very poor at Burnley.

"To go back to Bournemouth, he's been part of a side that's been relegated and he's been given an opportunity to go to Celtic."

Howe, Celtic believed, was all but ready to put pen to paper on a deal at Parkhead until the late collapse last week.