As Newcastle And Brighton Duke It Out, Eddie Howe Keeps A Close Eye On The Game

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Eddie Howe probably preferred it because it wasn’t the biggest of entrances. Just as Newcastle’s players were hoping to win their first Premier League match of the season at the 11th hour, the man tasked with turning things around stepped out of an executive box at Brighton’s Amex Stadium and into the unknown.

As he descended the stairs behind Amanda Staveley, Newcastle’s director and minority stakeholder, the 43-year-old clutched an overcoat in one hand and nervously shoved the other into his pocket, the 43-year-old quickly took his seat in the front row next to former assistant Jason Tindall, who is expected to join him at St James’ Park.

Earlier in the day, rumors circulated that a disagreement over Howe’s backroom personnel may throw the search for Steve Bruce’s replacement into disarray. After missing out on Unai Emery from Villarreal, Staveley and the club’s new Saudi Arabian owners would have been embarrassed if they had missed out on their second choice.

source : Guardian sport

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