Given the rollercoaster ride he went on with Bournemouth, it’s been interesting to read what Cherries fans have had to say about Eddie Howe’s appointment at Newcastle United.
The 43-year-old picked them up when rock bottom of League Two and sent them to the promise land, helping them finish 9th in their first season in the Premier League.
It ended in relegation last summer, however five seasons in the top flight was some achievement when they faced relegation from the entire EFL pyramid when he first arrived.
Now, after 15 months out, he’s signed a two and a half year deal on Tyneside and will be leading an exciting new era at St James’ Park.
Here’s what Bournemouth fans have had to say about it all, with us taking the following comments from Twitter:
Eddie Howe is responsible for the greatest football memories I’ve ever had, made even more special by the fact I never dreamed they were even possible. If NUFC want someone who’ll give every thing they have to their club and achieve the same from the players, Eddie Howe is the guy.
If I was Kelly and Lerma I’d fight for promotion with Bournemouth rather than risk relegation with Newcastle. I also hope Eddie still cares enough about the Cherries not to clean us out of talent when he has a blank chequebook and can go after anyone.
He is going to be a legend there.. His track record speaks volumes…!
Just watched two Eddie interviews on the NUFC website. I’ve missed hearing that guy speak. Surely no Newcastle fan can fail to be impressed by what he says (though I know it’s results that count). It feels strange to wish another club success but I hope they achieve it.
I’m another Cherries fan who wishes him all the best – well except when you play us next season. He’s a great manager. And an even better human being.
Might take a few games for your players to get used to his tactics I watched his first training session and the players look puzzled
Shame he’s sold his soul to undemocratic Saudi butchers. I hope he fails, I hope Newcastle fail and I hope the Saudi royal family fail.
I’d have been surprised and disappointed if Howe had chosen to work for Ashley. More so if he wants to work for the new owners. I know he probably needs a job after 18 months but thought he had higher moral standards. Nothing against the club or its fans. Am I missing something?
I’m slightly surprised Howe has gone to Newcastle but wish him every success. (Except when/if they play us of course!) We owe him a great deal to put it mildly. NUFC are a great club with wonderful fans. I know they’ll love him too.
You’re in for attacking football I think as his teams can’t defend. Wilson was main striker, he would run the channels. His main formation was 4-4-1-1. He likes inverted wingers so Ritchie would play on the right, Fraser on the left.
Anyone who saw him towards the end of his time with the club could see he needed to take a break. Really happy for him and I’m sure he will be a success.
Tear it up legend. Proving doubters wrong is an Eddie Howe speciality!
At Bournemouth, Eddie Howe was the Messiah, the King and our Special One by doing the most extraordinary things. He won’t let you down.
Some appear let down and surprised that he’s taken on a job under these Saudi owners, however most give him a glowing reference – praising his quality as a coach and decency as a human being.