Details of Eddie Howe’s impressive interview emerge + his stance on the job as Saudis ‘plan B’

Eddie Howe may be the Saudi consortium’s ‘plan B’ after they tried and failed to land Unai Emery, however it seems the former Bournemouth boss has left our new owners with an impressive first impression.

The Telegraph have confirmed that Amanda Staveley and Co have turned their attentions to the 43-year-old after missing out on Emery, also revealing details of his interview and his stance on the job as things stand.

It’s said he presented a ‘detailed plan’ which covered his tactics, transfer plans and coaching methods, with the new owners impressed by his attention to detail and by the fact his ideas fitted in with their own for the first team squad.

The piece also believes Howe is STILL keen on the job – despite knowing Emery was the preferred choice – and has re-entered talks with the club, who have reminded the 43-year-old just how much he impressed them in his initial pitch.

Luke Edwards actually reports that some on the NUFC board actually preferred him to Emery – claiming the Spaniard was favoured ‘marginally’ in a vote that made him our number one target.

As for timings, The Telegraph say it’s ‘unlikely’ he’ll be in charge in time to face Brighton this weekend, but expect this to be a smooth appointment after a ‘painful lesson’ was learned during the messy and potentially costly Unai Emery saga.

Howe has been out of the game for over 15 months and suffered relegation with Bournemouth in his last spell in football, however he should be remember by the fact he took the Cherries from League Two strugglers to the top 10 of the Premier League – where he kept them up for five seasons.

Would you be happy if Howe rook over on Tyneside?

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8 thoughts on “Details of Eddie Howe’s impressive interview emerge + his stance on the job as Saudis ‘plan B’

  1. I think he will have a good understanding both of the club and also of our current situation, for me a good move to make, he improves players which is what most coaches do and he will be able to buy from a bigger pool come January.

    For me its about getting to January no more than 6 points adrift, anything above that suddenly becomes a lot harder.


  2. Is he moving his family to the area?

    Or will he be looking to go ‘home’ at every opportunity.

    Managers are always foisted on fans.
    I’ll get behind him as will most but the discontent if it ever comes will come sooner because of the consortiums errors.

    Howe would have had a better reception and much longer ‘shelf-life’ if he’d been brought in before Spurs. (20/20 hindsight)



  3. He’s outta a job and see’s a future for himself, one of the few smart guys
    on offer, no he’s not the best choice I know but give him a trial and its see .
    After all he’s like the welsh guy who was managing Man Citeh , yeah !
    the former Man u. striker, who understood he’s ere for the interim or until they can find a real manager to run things.
    As it appears the suddenness of the takeover has taken the new owners
    And we have become aware that they are THE OWNERS of the club in their ignorance of how to proceed, even in choosing him.
    soh I guess we will have to take a wait and see tude as to how they proceed from now on, as so far they have been lost and struggling.
    Ah well so much for our perceived luck !


  4. Eddie Howe is a fine young English manager who has solid PL experience, has worked with 3 of the current squad at Bournemouth although Fraser let him down badly near the end. His team always played good football and were well organised. We have a huge task to avoid relegation and he needs massive backing in the transfer window in January. He has a frighteningly tough run of fixtures pre January and we must be patient. If we keep our key players fit and get a few points off the big boys we will be OK. If EH is appointed he’ll have my 100% backing.


  5. He was my first choice two weeks ago and it hasn’t changed, number 1 priority is to stay in the prem, I think Eddie Howe can help us do that


  6. For me Eddie as soon as possible given the dross being currently served up I have no faith in Jones and his two sidekicks.


  7. Eddie howe, will know he would be short term to keep us up, then who knows the man could become a legend, just like king Kev,


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