Newcastle United have appointed former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe to succeed Steve Bruce as the club’s head coach.
Recall that Howe has not been in management since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 following relegation.
Howe, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2024 told Newcastle’s website: “This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us.
“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.”
The 43 year old English professional football manager takes over with Newcastle 19th in the table, five points from safety after 11 games.
He watched Newcastle’s 1-1 league draw at Brighton on Saturday from the stands.
The Magpies had approached Villarreal manager Unai Emery to take over as their new boss, but the Spaniard turned them down.