Eddie Howe: Newcastle United appoint former Bournemouth boss as new head coach

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After Steve Bruce's departure, Newcastle's new manager Eddie Howe took over the reins 19 days later.

Newcastle United has appointed Eddie Howe as their Premier League team's coach to replace Steve Bruce.

Howe has been out of management since August 2020, when he was relegated to Bournemouth.

Howe stated that "This is an amazing opportunity, but there are also a lot to do," Newcastle's website.

After 11 games, he takes over as Newcastle's 19th placer in the table.

Howe sat in the stands as Newcastle's 1-1 draw against Brighton was played.

He said, "I am eagerly awaiting to get on the training ground to begin working with the players."

"I want to thank the club owners for this opportunity, and the club supporters for the amazing welcome they have given me." "I am excited to start our journey together.

Unai Emery, Villarreal manager, was approached by the Magpies to become their boss. However, the Spaniard declined.

Amanda Staveley, Newcastle's co-owner, said that the club was "incredibly impressed" with Howe during a "rigorous recruiting process".

She described Howe as a "passionate and dynamic" coach, who will take charge of the first Brentford game on November 20th.

Staveley said, "He's a great fit for the things we are trying to build here."

Bruce left Newcastle on mutual consent, 20 October. This was just 13 days after the completion of the Saudi Arabian-backed PS305m purchase.

Graeme Jones was appointed interim manager. The Tyneside club has drawn with Crystal Palace, Brighton and lost to Chelsea.

Howe led Bournemouth to the Premier League from the bottom of League Two, and kept the club there for five years.

He is familiar with Newcastle players Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser, having previously managed them at Bournemouth.

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They have someone who is familiar with the league and who understands what it is like to be in that position. He is an expert in the league, and Newcastle is a huge club. He will be energized upon his return.

There were three players there who worked with Fraser at Bournemouth. We aren't sure how Fraser will respond to his end at Bournemouth. That could make for an interesting handshake.

Newcastle's 33-day hectic 33 days: New owners, new manager

7 October: The Saudi Arabian-backed PS305m purchase of Newcastle United has been completed. This ends Mike Ashley's 14-year tenure as Newcastle United's owner.

12 October: Amnesty International writes Richard Masters, chief executive of Premier League, requesting an urgent meeting to discuss proposed changes to football’s takeover rules in the wake of Newcastle's ownership change.

17 October: Newcastle's new era begins under Saudi Arabian ownership with a 3-2 loss in what is Steve Bruce's 1,000th game under pressure.

20 October: Newcastle United Manager Steve Bruce is fired by mutual consent.

21 October: Newcastle United's new owners meet with Paulo Fonseca (ex-Roma manager), who is one of several candidates being considered for Bruce's replacement.

23 October: Newcastle draw against Crystal Palace. A match at which a banner critiquing the Saudi Arabia takeover was displayed.

29 October: Premier League meets with Amnesty International. They want rules regarding human rights violations in the directors and owners of the Premier League.

30 October: Under interim manager Graeme Jones, Newcastle loses 3-0 at home to Chelsea

3 November: Unai Emery, Villarreal's manager confirms Newcastle's interest to hire him as Bruce's successor, but rejects the club's proposal.

4 November: Eddie Howe, a former boss of Bournemouth, is the favorite for the job.