Newcastle United has signed former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe as their manager on a contract until 2024, as the club enters a new era under new ownership.
After being purchased by a Saudi-led group in October, Newcastle became one of the wealthiest football clubs in the world. As a result, Steve Bruce was fired and the Magpies’ current initiative was handed over to new management.
This season, the club has failed to win any of its 11 Premier League matches, and it presently sits in 19th place with only five points.
Newcastle had also held talks with former Arsenal boss Unai Emery who turned the job and committed to staying in Spain.
“It is a great honour to become head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United,” said Howe, who watched Newcastle’s draw at Brighton at the weekend from the stands.
“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.”
Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca was also in talks, as were new Barcelona manager Xavi and Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte.
Howe made an impression during his tenure at Bournemouth, guiding the club from League Two to the Premier League before ending a five-year spell in the top division in 2019.
Howe departed the club by mutual consent after an eight-year reign as manager and has been unemployed since, having turned down the chance to coach Celtic in May.