Odds slashed on next NUFC manager with out of work boss now ‘in talks’ with new owners

Eddie Howe is the new bookies favourite for the Newcastle United job, following on from reports he’s now ‘in talks’ with the new owners on Tyneside.

This comes after an ‘exclusive’ from The Mirror revealed that the former Bournemouth boss has been in discussions with the club about replacing Steve Bruce ahead of Saturday’s crucial trip to Crystal Palace.

Howe has been out of work since leaving the Cherries by mutual consent last year, with this coming just a few months after they suffered relegation back down to the Championship.

He came close to taking the Celtic job over the summer and is believed to have held talks with Crystal Palace at one stage, however has taken a break from the game over the past year as he waits for the right opportunity to arise.

Now, with The Mirror’s Darren Lewis claiming that the ‘sack looms’ for Steve Bruce, Howe has emerged as the new bookies favourite for the job as of last night, with Sky Bet now pricing him at 3/1.

The 43-year-old guided arrived at Bournemouth when they were 23rd in League Two and, three promotions later, he not only got them playing Premier League football but helped them finish 9th in their first season in the top flight.

His teams tend to ship goals and the recent relegation on his CV would be a concern, but his attacking brand of football and inventive tactics could see him get a far better tune out of these players than Steve Bruce.

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5 thoughts on “Odds slashed on next NUFC manager with out of work boss now ‘in talks’ with new owners

  1. please god no, i thought they want to progress and employ a manager with titles and experience.
    no relegation experience we have one of those

    it will be the same manager, with the same team that went down to the champion ship when Bournmoth got relegated Calim wilson, Ryan Fraser, Matt Richi ok i see it make sense nufc will be straight away the strongest and richest team in the championship

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  2. This is the sort of Manager Ashley would HV brought in = has major issues with one of the players – backslider Fraser – and also had Wilson up front + still got relegated WITH the club he has special ties with…

    ..that also thought he didn’t have the skill set to get them back into the premiership (!!!???)

    So when he takes us down we’ll need another Manager

    Makes No sense – WE NEED Gerrard or Lampard –

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  3. At this moment I think any change in manager may create an uplift in the team, I would have liked to have seen the sporting director announced then a manager so the sporting director has played their part in the selection. At the end of it all I’m still on a high that Ashley has gone and we can dream again. We are 19th in the league and already all the other teams see us as a threat. Let’s welcome who ever they bring in and support our team

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  4. Let’s have a reality check here. With the exception of Kevin Keegan & Rafa (perhaps Chris Hughton) all managers under Ashley have been dross. He would not have entertained Eddie Howe (& vice versa) as he is too strong willed. Remember Ryan Fraser form went downhill in 2019 when he didn’t get the summer move he wanted; then didn’t want to sign a short term contract or play in case he got injured which shows the type of player he is. Howe rightly called him out in the media & we got stuck with him. Howe spent 10 years in total at Bournemouth and over achieved in his time there. If it was a choice between Howe & Lampard I would choose Howe any day of the week. Look at Watford who they ended up with. We need a quick fix from am experienced young Prem manager.

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  5. You might as well keep Bruce, Howe is just not good enough, if you want Newcastle to move forward you have to get someone who knows what they are doing not someone who is there just to take over bruce.

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