Newcastle have appointed Eddie Howe as the new head coach of the club. With the appointment of the former Bournemouth boss, the new owners show that they want to build something different at Newcastle.

Eddie Howe has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Newcastle. The former Bournemouth manager stated on the club website:

“It is a great honor 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.”

Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley also commented on Howe’s appointment: 

“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.

Is Eddie Howe Capable?

Clearly, Eddie Howe has proven himself to be a coach that can cope in the Premier League. Howe retired as a player early due to injury and he was appointed as Bournemouth boss in 2009 at the age of 31.

He was able to guide Bournemouth from the lower leagues to the Premier League. He also managed to keep them in the EPL for five seasons.

Could Change Newcastle Style of Play

With his appointment, Newcastle have opted for a manager that can start the foundation of a very solid philosophy at the club. Eddie Howe is a manager that likes to be on the offensive. He doesn’t just sit back and defend, he likes his teams to be expressive in attack, and that worked for him at Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe will try to get the absolute best out of players like Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron. He will improve how the team attacks. He will also link up with Callum Wilson whom he coached at Bournemouth.

Ultimately, Eddie Howe is still a young coach, but he has loads of experience in the Premier League. With a few quality signings, he can get Newcastle back up and challenge for top spots again.

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