Newcastle have confirmed the appointment of Eddie Howe as their manager. The 43-year-old, who has not worked since leaving Bournemouth in August 2020 after their relegation from the Premier League, succeeds Steve Bruce.
“It is a great honour to become head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United,” Howe said. “It is a very proud day for me and my family. This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us and I am eager to get onto the training ground to start working with the players.”
Newcastle’s Saudi Arabian-led owners had made Unai Emery their first choice but the Spaniard chose to stay at Villarreal, opening the door to Howe, who impressed in interviews. He attended Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at Brighton 土曜日.
“We have been incredibly impressed by Eddie through what has been a rigorous recruitment process,” said club director Amanda Staveley. “He is a passionate and dynamic coach who has clear ideas about taking this team and club forward. He is a great fit for what we are trying to build here.”
Howe led Bournemouth from League Two to the プレミアリーグ, with a spell at Burnley near the start of that ascent, and had five seasons with the team in the top flight. He was in line to take over at Celtic last spring before the deal collapsed, with the club citing “reasons outwith both his and our control”.
ニューカッスル, who have been under the caretaker management of Graeme Jones, face a fight to stay in the Premier League. They are 19th and still without a win after 11 ゲーム.
Howe’s appointment is said to have been welcomed by the team’s three former Bournemouth players, Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie and Ryan Fraser, who all benefited from his coaching.