Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has chosen a transfer chief to supervise the club’s January spending.
Eddie Howe was named as Newcastle’s next manager on Monday.
will appoint a director of football to help Eddie Howe, and the incoming Magpies manager is said to have told the club’s owners who he prefers. Howe was named the club’s new manager on Monday and has already begun implementing his plans.
Newcastle’s new Saudi-backed owners finally signed Howe earlier this week after a lengthy and at times turbulent recruitment process.
Nearly three weeks after parting ways with Steve Bruce, director Amanda Staveley revealed the 43-year-employment. old’s
Howe attended his first training session on Tuesday and has two weeks to put his ideas into action before Newcastle’s next match. Due to the international break, he will not play again until November 20.
Despite initially preferring Paulo Fonseca and Unai Emery, Newcastle chiefs are said to have been impressed with Howe during conversations.
It’s been reported that a new director of football is being considered. Several well-known actors have been suggested for the part.
Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars, who is currently Sporting Director at Ajax, and Michael Emanalo, who formerly held the position at, have both been linked.
Howe, on the other hand, appears to have proposed a completely different candidate for the role. The Northern Echo reports that the former Bournemouth manager wants to appoint director Michael Edwards.
Edwards, whose contract with the Reds expires at the end of the season, worked as a performance analyst for Portsmouth when Howe was a player there.
He has been a big success in his role as Liverpool’s transfer coordinator, and is credited with bringing in crucial players like Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.
The 41-year-old is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of his 11-year contract, but he might move earlier if Newcastle approaches him, with Howe wanting him to handle their January recruitment.
In order to avoid relegation and propel Newcastle up the table, the former Burnley head coach is anticipated to be allocated significant resources in the window.
“It is a wonderful pleasure to become head coach of a club of Newcastle United’s status and heritage,” Howe stated after being named earlier this week. “It’s a very proud day for my family and me,” Howe added. “Brinkwire News Summary.”