Sky’s Fabrizio Romano has issued an update on Eddie Howe’s proposed appointment in the last few moments.
The journalist reports that an announcement on his arrival has been delayed slightly as there is a small issue that needs to be ‘fixed’ regarding one of the staff members he wants to bring with him to St James’ Park.
Romano insists that there is a ‘verbal agreement’ in place between Howe and Newcastle over a deal that would see him sign until 2024, but it seems there may be one final hurdle to overcome before his arrival can be confirmed.
Here’s what the reporter told his 5.6million followers on Friday night, explaining why an official announcement is yet to arrive:
‘Eddie Howe not announced yet as new Newcastle manager as there’s still something to be fixed to reach an agreement with his technical staff members. #
‘Newcastle board on it since today morning
‘NUFC Verbal agreement already reached with Eddie Howe deal until June 2024.‘
With Jason Tindall, Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone – three men Howe worked with at Bournemouth – expected to join him on Tyneside, it makes you wonder if there’s been a slight issue with there?
Let’s hope this is sorted ASAP and Howe is watching from the stands for tomorrow’s game as the new Newcastle United manager!