Eddie Howe responds to surprise Jose Mourinho rumours and makes telling transfer admission

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has recently been linked with the Newcastle job despite Eddie Howe being hailed by fans and nominated for the Premier League manager of the season. 

Mourinho has often been linked with Newcastle due to his bond with Sir Bobby Robson, and has always spoken highly of the club, but for now, Howe has definitely earned the right to do all he can.

When asked about Mourinho, Howe dismissed the rumours and eventually gave the best response he could: “I’m managing Newcastle United and it’s an incredible experience.”   

The 44-year-old also said: “People are going to get linked with the job. I have no issue with that. People talk. All I can do while I am here is do my best every day.”

After being on Tyneside for just six months and winning 11 of our last 17, the Englishman has already attained hero status within the fanbase and looks forward to improving next season.

“The vision is a long-term vision. It’s not the next two or three years – it’s I believe the next five-to-eight years. Not overnight, no. There has to be realistic expectations on what we can spend.

“Our income at the moment as a football club isn’t as big as we want it to be in the future, so that impacts our ability to spend.

“It doesn’t mean we can’t improve the squad, but it’ll have to be bit by bit, it can’t be an overnight thing, and that’s due to the fact we need to expand revenue streams.

“I’ve always had the mindset that you’ve got to be creative and not moan or whinge at what you’re given. I’ve always had the mindset of getting the best out of what we have and find a way to be successful with it.

“It’s difficult for me to speak on their behalf of anyone else but I think there are big ambitions, but those ambitions are in the future. And I think where the lines seem to get blurred a little bit sometimes is when they want to achieve success, and for it to be now. And we do, of course, as quickly as possible.”

“I’m managing Newcastle United and it’s an incredible experience.”

3 thoughts on “Eddie Howe responds to surprise Jose Mourinho rumours and makes telling transfer admission

  1. I love the respect Jose has for Sir Bobby & his family – and in turn Newcastle United.
    Whilst I think his time as one of the elite managers has passed, you can’t dispute what he’s achieved in multiple leagues.
    He’s not competing with Pep and Klopp anymore – but he could have certainly helped NUFC. I say could because we have Eddie Howe in post who is doing a great job – as is Jose in Roma.

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  2. Sharpy17:
    I love the respect Jose has for Sir Bobby & his family – and in turn Newcastle United.
    Whilst I think his time as one of the elite managers has passed, you can’t dispute what he’s achieved in multiple leagues.
    He’s not competing with Pep and Klopp anymore – but he could have certainly helped NUFC. I say could because we have Eddie Howe in post who is doing a great job – as is Jose in Roma.

    Totally agree with this, I genuinely believe Eddie Howe can be our Ferguson. I don’t know of another manager with his enthusiasm, work ethic and calm personality and at 44 he can only get better as a manager.

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