Talks have broken down between Eddie Howe and Celtic over a deal to become the Parkhead club’s new manager.
Celtic have moved onto other targets as they step up their search for a new head coach.
There are believed to be various factors as to why the deal broke down, including disagreements over budget and backroom staff, and personal reasons.
The 43-year-old held initial talks with Celtic representatives, including majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, in March and became the club’s number one choice to replace Neil Lennon at Parkhead.
John Kennedy has been in interim charge of Celtic since Lennon resigned in February with the club finishing the season 25 points behind champions Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.
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