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Soccer-Newcastle name ex-Bournemouth boss Howe after Bruce exit


Newcastle United have appointed former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as head coach until 2024 after Steve Bruce left last month, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

“Newcastle United is delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the new head coach of the club with a contract until the summer of 2024,” the club said in a statement https://www.nufc.co .uk / news / latest-news / newcastle-united-called-eddie-howe-as-coach. Howe, 43, has been unemployed since leaving Bournemouth in August 2020 after the club from the south coast were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season.

“It is a great honor to become the head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United. It is a very proud day for me and my family,” said Howe. “It’s a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us and I can’t wait to get to the training ground to start working with the players.”

Graeme Jones was the interim manager for the last three games following Bruce’s departure following the club’s takeover by a consortium 80% led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF. 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 visits St James’ Park on November 20.

Newcastle are second in the table with five points in 11 games, five points behind the safe zone, having failed to win a league game so far this season.

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