After reaching an agreement in principle with Newcastle United’s Saudi Arabian-led owners, Eddie Howe is on the verge of being confirmed as the club’s next manager.
During an interview with Amanda Staveley, the director in charge of day-to-day operations at Newcastle, the former Bournemouth manager pleased well, but the board chose to offer the post to Unai Emery, the former Arsenal and current Villarreal manager.
When Emery changed his mind on Tuesday night, Staveley and her colleagues directors contacted Howe again, and he is set to be named Steve Bruce’s replacement by early next week, with a few specifics still to be worked out.
Newcastle are not taking anything for granted with Howe until contracts are signed, after having their fingers burned so publicly and painfully by Emery. However, the 43-year-old, who guided Bournemouth from League Two to the Premier League and kept them there for five seasons, is said to be very interested in the job. He will join on a two-and-a-half-year agreement if everything goes according to plan.
source : guardian sport