Howe appointed Newcastle boss
LONDON: Newcastle United have appointed Eddie Howe to succeed Steve Bruce as the Premier League club’s head coach.
Howe, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2024, has not been in management since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 following relegation.
“This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us,” Howe told Newcastle’s website.
He takes over with Newcastle 19th in the table, five points from safety after 11 games.
Howe watched Newcastle’s 1-1 league draw at Brighton on Saturday from the stands.
“I am eager to get onto the training ground to start working with the players,” he added.
“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.”
The Magpies had approached Villarreal manager Unai Emery to take over as their new boss, but the Spaniard turned them down.
Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley said the club had been “incredibly impressed” by Howe through what had been a “rigorous recruitment process”.
She described Howe, whose first game in charge will be at home to Brentford on 20 November, as a “passionate” and “dynamic” coach.