OFFICIAL: Newcastle appoint new manager

English Premier League

Premier League side Newcastle United have officially appointed their first manager under their new Saudi-led ownership.  

The Magpies have announced the appointment of former Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe as their new head coach.  


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Howe joins the club on a reported two-and-a-half-year deal, with this being the Englishman's return to management after he parted ways with the Cherries in August 2020, soon after they were relegated from the Premier League. 

"Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club's new head coach on a contract until summer 2024," a statement on the club's official website read.

"The 43-year-old arrives on Tyneside having left AFC Bournemouth last summer, ending a long affiliation with the Cherries as a successful player and manager.

"As well as amassing more than 300 senior appearances for the south coast side as a player, he also has the distinction of managing AFC Bournemouth through all four tiers of English football, culminating in five years in the Premier League between 2015 and 2020."

Howe said: "It is a great honour 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."

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The 43-year-old takes charge with the team languishing second from the bottom of the EPL table without a single win in 11 matches this season.

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