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Newcastle United Appoint ex-Bournemouth Boss Eddie Howe after Steve Bruce Exit

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Last Updated: November 08, 2021, 20:58 IST

Eddie Howe was named as Newcastle United manager (Reuters)

Eddie Howe was named as Newcastle United manager (Reuters)

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was named as Newcastle United head coach until 2024 after Steve Bruce's exit.

Newcastle United have named former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as head coach until 2024 following the departure of Steve Bruce last month, the Premier League club said on Monday.

“Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club’s new head coach on a contract until summer 2024," the club said in a statement.

Howe, 43, has been out of a job since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 after the south-coast club were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season.

“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," Howe said.

“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."

Graeme Jones was interim manager for the last three games after Bruce left following a takeover of the club by a consortium 80%-led by Saudi Arabia’s PIF sovereign wealth fund.

Howe was in the stands for the 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. His first game in charge will follow the international break when Brentford visit St James’ Park on Nov. 20.

Newcastle are second-bottom of the standings with five points from 11 games, five points adrift of the safety zone, having failed to win a league game so far this season.

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first published:November 08, 2021, 20:56 IST
last updated:November 08, 2021, 20:58 IST
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