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How has the Newcastle job changed Eddie Howe?

Before Eddie Howe arrived in Newcastle to lead the club and the city into a new era, he was often referred to as one of football’s ‘nice guys’. It is, admittedly, a label that can raise a few eyebrows, especially among fanbases of clubs who typically want to see a full-blooded approach from their team on matchdays. Needless to say, Howe’s fresh-faced appearance and reputation for being agreeable meant that he had a significant way to go in order to win over the St James’ faithful.

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Since his appointment in early November 2021, however, Howe has done just that and a closer look at the latest football bets as far as the odds on a top six finish go proves as much. Remarkably, Howe has Newcastle, as of early September, at just 2/1 to finish in the top six which would, of course, mean a return to European football for the club.

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There is still a long way to go but the one certainty is that Howe has played an integral role in helping turn the club around after a decade and a half of merely existing.

Yes, the 44-year-old has had significant help from the club’s new owners but he has also demonstrated an ability to be ruthless, a trait that he confesses in a recent interview with Alan Shearer that he probably didn’t have whilst on the south coast during his time as Bournemouth boss. 

At least Howe refers to not being as nice as he was when he first took over at the Vitality Stadium owing to his personality changes due to the demands of managing at a club like Newcastle. Crucially, this new uncompromising approach doesn’t affect his relationship with the players given that his main focus is still on giving them what they need. You can suddenly see how effective Howe’s man management…


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Author : Andy The Magpie

Publish date : 2022-09-09 11:06:24

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