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Newcastle incredibly impressed by Eddie Howe with manager search climaxing

Sky Sports journalist Pete Graves has delivered the latest update on Newcastle United’s talks to appoint Eddie Howe as their new manager.

What’s the story?

After finally axing Steve Bruce a couple of weeks ago, the Magpies’ new owners have hit their first real obstacle of this exciting era, seeing their supposed no.1 target Unai Emery stay put at Villareal.

That has since seen them turn their attentions towards former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, and Graves has now suggested that the Tyneside club’s hierarchy are hugely impressed with him.

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He said: “#nufc talks with Eddie Howe intensifying. Hugely impressive with vision for the club and preferred candidate for some members of consortium. Fire fighter who took Bournemouth from LG2 to EPL. Howe been waiting for right opportunity and has turned down numerous jobs recently.”

Consortium left impressed

Whatever the dismay at seeing Emery turn down the offer of becoming Newcastle boss, the fact Howe is said to have been “hugely impressive” with his vision for the club should have fans delighted.

At just 43, Howe is still an incredibly young manager but already boasts a number of years managing a team in the top-flight, and Danny Mills has previously thrown his backing behind a Newcastle move for him.

He said: “Eddie Howe is a great option. He would fit. There are three players there who he’s worked with before and like him. So he can go straight in and form a relationship with big players with big voices. That would help him settle in immediately.

“You’re going to have some money to spend in January which should help you bring in three or four players. That will help you get out of this situation.”

That sentiment was backed by Football Insider who claimed that “Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie and Ryan Fraser, who were all managed by Howe at Bournemouth, have given ringing endorsements of the manager’s credentials to the Amanda Staveley-led board.”

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Wilson in particular might relish the chance to work under his former boss once again at St James’ Park, while Fraser will fancy his chances of igniting his career too.

This latest update from Graves will be a major relief and delight to Newcastle fans after a roller-coaster week.

Meanwhile, Craig Hope dropped this news about Newcastle United’s managerial pursuit…

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