After weeks of speculation, West Brom manager Tony Mowbray appears to be on the verge of being appointed as Celtic manager. Having been the bookies' favourite since late last week to replace Gordon Strachan, former Celtic defender Mowbray appears to have emerged ahead of contenders Owen Coyle and Mark McGhee. Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace has confirmed that an approach has been made, although it is understood that Celtic have been in conversation with Mowbray for the past two weeks. Celtic can expect a demand for up to £2million in compensation for Mowbray, who has managed to maintain his popularity with the Albion faithful despite the club's relegation. In a further blow to the Baggies' cause the Scottish giants intend to take the manager's assistants Mark Venus and Peter Grant – another former Celtic player.
8 June 2009
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