One of the first conclusions of the Newcastle United takeover was the coming end of Steve Bruce’s time at St. James Park. Although many pundits criticized the new owners for overfeeding media stories against the current managerial team at the helm, the supporters have shown frustration with Bruce multiple times since his appointment with many not seeing a distinct way of football that’d put them apart and recognizable. It looks like Steve Bruce is digging his own grave and a club statement regarding his sack would not be surprising at any moment.
With money, does come responsibility – responsibility to make sensible use of it. There have been many names linked with that soon-to-be-vacant job at Tyne from the likes of Antonio Conte to Jose Mourinho. It does show the ambitions money brings, yes, but what public in general and probably the owners as well need to understand that you need to build success and not buy it. Ask PSG – it does bite back good.
Looks like of all the candidates in talks, one does make sense in Eddie Howe. The former AFC Bournemouth gaffer has been out of a job since leaving his position when the Cherries were relegated in August 2020. Despite Howe not enjoying quite the last season at Vitality, he has shown enough (more than enough) to know how impressive he and his management style is. Eddie Howe earned promotions from League 2, League 1, and the Championship across his two spells at Bournemouth.
Eddie Howe is one of few names who has worked his way up the English league football and knows the base of all the leagues. And now after more than a year without a management job, he is been linked with a move to Newcastle United. The Mirror report that Eddie Howe is in talks with the figures at St. James Park to replace Steve Bruce. The offensive way of football which earned Bournemouth plaudits under him will be a massive welcome sign for the Magpies.
Newcastle United are at the bottom side of the table without registering any wins in eight Premier League games, and a change could help trigger survival. That’s where Eddie Howe comes in. Having managed a low-budget Premier League side to survival year after year, the funds at Newcastle would be a welcome sight for Howe. But that also means he’d use it smartly rather than panicking-ly and foolishly.
Howe has also worked with the likes of Matt Ritchie, Ryan Fraser, and Callum Wilson during their time together at Bournemouth – so Newcastle United already has faces familiar with his way of football.