Steve Bruce’s job appears to be safe as houses for now (somehow), but one man who has often been suggested as a potential replacement is Eddie Howe.
He suffered relegation with Bournemouth in his last job, however many Toon fans believe his fresh ideas and forward thinking brand of football would see him be a real upgrade on Steve Bruce – an outdated manager who is holding back what is actually a pretty talented squad.
Now, Liam Kennedy from Newcastle World has suggested the ex-Cherries boss would be eager to take the hot seat at St James’ Park if the opportunity came up, feeling he’s see it as a ‘good project’ and massive opportunity to manage a big club.
Here’s what the former Gazette reporter has had to say about the 43-year-old when speaking to GiveMeSport:
“I think he would want the job.
“Eddie Howe has not managed a club of Newcastle United’s size in his career.
“If he was offered the chance to manage Newcastle United, I think he’d be a mug not to go for it because he’d have a good set of players in a decent position in the division and knows some of them quite well.
“For somebody like Eddie Howe, looking to rebuild, I think that would be a pretty good project because he’d be stepping in at a level that he’s never stepped in before.”
This may seem hypothetical for now, however Howe’s odds to replace Steve Bruce were slashed from 6/1 to 2/1 just last week.
Since then, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has insisted that Bruce is not currently in danger of the sack, yet things would surely change if our winless run continued beyond the upcoming international break.
With Wolves, Spurs and Palace coming up in our next three games, can Bruce really survive another month without a win?