Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe revealed that it is an ‘honour and privilege’ to take over from Steve Bruce. Howe signed a three and a half year contract which will take him until the summer of 2024. It will be his first assignment since leaving Bournemouth after they were relegated from the Premier League in 2020. He was also in the running to become the manager of Celtic before the start of the season prior to Ange Postecoglou’s appointment.
“It feels fantastic to be the head coach of Newcastle, I’m absolutely honoured and privileged,” Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe said. “It’s an incredible moment in my life, and judging by the reaction I’ve had and how the two days of training has gone, it’s been a really positive start. I’d like to thank everyone who supported me, and the board here for trusting in me in this important job.”
“The pull of the club is huge,” he added. “The size of the club, the history of the club, the new ambitious plans, the new owners when meeting them, knowing some of the players – I just thought it was a perfect fit for me. Yes, I had lots of other options, but I wanted to take my time and really utilise my time away from the game. I feel refreshed, energised, and ready to start work. Everything just felt right, it really did. We have had some really good conversations and I have been really impressed with their vision for the club, but to be honest I haven’t delved into it too much.”