An update has emerged on Eddie Howe’s potential move to Newcastle United to take over from Steve Bruce.
According to Daily Mail reporter Craig Hope, the Magpies will officially confirm the appointment of the former Bournemouth boss on Monday.
This comes after the 43-year-old watched on from the stands as Newcastle held Brighton to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at the AMEX.
“Understand Eddie Howe will be confirmed as NUFC boss tomorrow.”
Newcastle fans will surely be buzzing with this news as it puts an end to the constant barrage of speculation over the vacant managerial position. It means that the focus can switch entirely to on-field matters and attempting to stave off relegation, rather than worrying about who is going to be in the dugout.
Graeme Jones has taken charge of three matches as the interim boss and picked up two points, against Crystal Palace and Brighton, with the Magpies still winless after 11 Premier League games. They are 19th in the table and only above Norwich on goal difference, five points off survival at this stage.
This is, without a doubt, a worrying position for the club to be in and something needs to change on the pitch in the coming weeks/months before the gap becomes too big to close. That is why getting Howe in with two weeks of an international break to implement his style of football is a key move by PIF and one fans will be delighted with.
Howe now has some time to work on the training pitch with the players who are not going away on international duty and that will allow him to prepare his side to fight for points starting with the clash with Brentford. He kept Bournemouth up in four of his five campaigns at the Vitality in the top-flight, which shows that he knows how to keep sides in the division.
The supporters will now be able to fully get behind the team and Howe, and drive the team with everyone gunning for the same goal – survival. From now up until January, Newcastle can fully focus on Premier League matches instead of off-field business. This should delight everybody at St James’.