A few hours ago, a concerning exclusive emerged from The Mirror claiming that Eddie Howe’s proposed move to Newcastle United was in danger of collapse.
The piece stated that he had failed to secure a deal for one member of his backroom team and that our new owners were standing firm – leaving Howe considering his next steps following 24 hours of intense talks.
Thankfully, updates have since arrived from North-East reporters Craig Hope (The Mail) and Luke Edwards (The Telegraph) that insist the 43-year-old WILL become our new manager.
Both state that Howe will be at The AMEX tonight to watch our crucial clash with Brighton and expects negotiations around incoming backroom staff to be finalised in ‘due course’, with The Telegraph reporting that he’s ‘looking forward’ to starting work at St James’ Park next week.
Here’s what both have had to say:
So, it seems all will be fine in the end and he’ll start work next week.
After the Emery saga ended in tears and talks with Howe threatened to drag, let’s hope his arrival is officially announced before the weekend is out.