Eddie Howe is in ‘advanced talks’ to become the new manager of Newcastle United, according to Football Insider.
Their exclusive claims that we have moved on quickly after being snubbed by Unai Emery, stating Amanda Staveley is ‘confident’ of landing the 43-year-old and hopeful he could even be in charge for Saturday’s trip to Brighton.
The former Bournemouth man has been out of work since being sacked by the Cherries at the end of the 2019/20 season, but did knock back the chance to manage Scottish giants Celtic.
This news comes after Emery’s proposed move to St James’ Park officially broke down earlier today, despite the Daily Mail and The Times reporting yesterday that the Villarreal boss was all set to sign at St James’ Park this week.
Howe took Bournemouth from League Two to a top 10 finish in the Premier League – where he kept them for five seasons – but relations soured during the early stages of the pandemic and they were relegated 18 months ago.
Opinion has been mixed by Toon fans – as it always is – on social media, as many were expecting a big-name manager to be appointed, such as Emery, to kickstart the club’s new era under the Saudis.
However, Howe could be an astute arrival if he manages to galvanize the player, keep us in the top flight and put out fires started by the previous regime in the process.