Eddie Howe spotted in the stands
Newcastle’s hunt for a new manager had seemingly come to an end at the weekend, with former Bournemouth and Burnley boss Eddie Howe spotted in the stands as they took on Brighton and Hove Albion.
While the English boss will not have been amazed by what he saw, a largely dispiriting Newcastle performance, he will nonetheless be happy to have seen them cling on manfully for a point at the AMEX.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 6, 2021
He joins with the club currently in 19th place, and having failed to pick up a win this season so far.
With lots of work to do, he will be grateful for the international break to get to know his players.
Howe-ay the lads
Now, the move has been made official, as per a statement on the club’s social media.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club’s new head coach.
Welcome to Newcastle United, Eddie! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 8, 2021
In a statement, the Tyneside club said:
Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club’s new head coach on a contract until summer 2024.
Eddie said: “It is a great honour to become head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United. 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.
“I would like to thank the club’s owners for this opportunity and thank the club’s supporters for the incredible welcome they have already given me. I am very excited to begin our journey together.”
Meanwhile, co-owner Amanda Staveley added:
“We have been incredibly impressed by Eddie through what has been a rigorous recruitment process.
“As well as his obvious achievements with AFC Bournemouth, where he had a transformational impact, 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. We are delighted to welcome Eddie and his staff to St. James’ Park and very much look forward to working together towards our collective ambitions.”
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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