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NEWCASTLE: Newcastle United’s homeowners have declared Eddie Howe as ‘the right match’ after the Magpies’ head coach put pen to paper on a brand new long-term deal.
And Howe himself has his sights set on success at St. James’ Park with trophies in his eyeline.
On Friday, United confirmed the previous Bournemouth and Burnley boss, appointed to the job final November, has prolonged his deal on the membership, taking it previous the tip date of his earlier contract, which was attributable to run out in the summertime of 2024.
The information comes on the eve of Newcastle’s first Premier League recreation of the season towards Nottingham Forest on Tyneside on Saturday, a stage United seemed set to overlook out on after Howe took over a workforce winless in 12 video games.
However a exceptional run on the again finish of final season, recording six wins within the final eight, noticed Howe’s aspect draw back from relegation bother — nonetheless a really actual prospect in February — and end eleventh within the Premier League desk.
And the 44-year-old has been rewarded with a brand new deal in consequence. A membership assertion confirming the information learn: “Newcastle United are delighted to verify that head coach Eddie Howe has signed a brand new long-term contract at St. James’ Park.
Howe joined the Magpies in November 2021, shortly after a takeover of the membership by an funding group comprising PIF, PCP Capital Companions and RB Sports activities & Media.
“The workforce was nonetheless pursuing its first Premier League win of the season on the time of Howe’s arrival, nevertheless he guided United to eleventh place throughout the 2021/22 marketing campaign, ending 14 factors away from the underside three and simply two factors off the highest ten.
“An unbeaten run in February 2022 additionally noticed Howe formally voted the Barclays Supervisor of the Month, incomes him the award for the fourth time in his profession.”
Reacting to the information, Howe mentioned: “It’s an ideal feeling to commit my future to this unimaginable membership. I’m extraordinarily proud to be the pinnacle coach of Newcastle United and have loved each second right here.
“I’d wish to take the chance to acknowledge my teaching workforce, the gamers, workers and supporters. They make it a really particular place to be daily.
“I’d additionally like to increase my gratitude to our homeowners and to Dan Ashworth. We’re nonetheless at first of our journey, however that is an thrilling time to be part of Newcastle United and I’m very excited concerning the future collectively.”
What that future appears like in Howe’s eyes could be very clear — he needs silverware on Tyneside, one thing not finished since Gala’s Cup glory in 1969.
Talking forward of the Forest conflict from the membership’s Benton coaching base, Howe mentioned: “If I sat right here and mentioned I didn’t need to win a trophy, in my place, there can be one thing incorrect with me.
“That’s my dream — to win silverware, trophies, and cup competitions. And I feel I’ve to dream large on behalf of the membership.
“That’s not saying we’re going to do it. We’ve to work laborious to get there. Day-after-day I’m pushing the workers and the gamers to attempt to make that dream a actuality.”
Howe, seen by many as a possible successor to Gareth Southgate within the England hotseat, has been lauded by membership sporting director Dan Ashworth, who took a lead function within the new deal negotiations.
Ashworth mentioned: “I’m delighted Eddie has dedicated his long-term future to Newcastle United. He’s an extremely gifted chief and has had a big impact since being appointed in November.
“Within the quick time frame I’ve labored with him, I’ve seen how a lot of a diligent, detailed, hard-working coach and chief he’s.
“That is nice information for the membership and I’m trying ahead to working with Eddie and our colleagues on our thrilling journey forward.”
The membership’s shareholders, headed by the Public Funding Fund of Saudi Arabia, mentioned: “We’re excited to have secured Eddie’s long-term future. He’s a younger, dynamic and impressive coach who matches Newcastle United properly; we sit up for working with him and supporting him as we try towards attaining long-term success.”