Newcastle United is close to confirming Eddie Howe to become their new manager after former Arsenal head coach Unai Emery turned down their offer. The multi-billion club is looking at making the former Bounemoputh head coach their new manager.
It is believed that the former Bournemouth boss will be in charge of Saturday’s Premier League match at Brighton. 43-year-old Eddie Howe has not been in management since he left the Cherries in August 2020 following the club’s relegation from the top flight.
Howe is familiar with Newcastle United players. Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser, and Matt Ritchie are all from his former club Bournemouth. He led the club from League One to the Premier League, where they stayed for five seasons.
Bruce left Newcastle United by mutual consent two weeks ago, just 13 days after the Saudi Arabia-backed £305m takeover was completed. Since then, Graeme Jones has been in interim charge, and the Tyneside club has drawn with Crystal Palace and been beaten by Chelsea under him.
Newcastle has been winless in 10 Premier League games this season and, with four points, are second from the bottom. Ex-England striker and BBC Sport pundit Dion Dublin speaking about Eddie said: “Eddie Howe has good stock in the footballing world, in footballing circles.”
He also said: “He plays good stuff, and he coaches very well. The players that play under him seem to enjoy playing for him.” “If they were to get Eddie, I don’t think it is a bad thing at all. It would be a very good appointment.”