Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has heaped praise on Eddie Howe ahead of his seemingly imminent arrival at St James’ Park.
He believes the 43-year-old will prove to be a “very smart move” by the club, naming a few things that impressed him when he worked alongside Howe on the Premier League World show over the past year.
Owen describes the former Bournemouth boss as “extremely knowledgeable”, also revealing how he struck him as a “very good man manager.”
Here’s what the ex-Toon flop told his 3.7million Twitter followers when reacting to news of Howe’s expected arrival on Tyneside:
“If Eddie Howe is confirmed as NUFC manager, I’d say that’s a very smart move by the club.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with him over the last year or two on The Premier League world feed and he’s extremely knowledgeable.
“He also strikes me as a very good man manager.”
Now, Owen has made a habit of talking rubbish during his time as a football pundit, however it’s yet another ringing endorsement.
Let’s hope he can galvanize the players immediately and help turn around our awful start to the 2021/22 season.