Newcastle have named Eddie Howe as the replacement for Steve Bruce; the former Bournemouth manager is the first managerial appointment made by the Saudi-led consortium since their takeover of the club in October; Howe was in the stands to watch his new side draw at Brighton on Saturday

Eddie Howe has been confirmed as the new head coach of Newcastle on a contract until summer 2024.

Howe, who has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth in 2020 following their relegation from the Premier League, replaces Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.

Newcastle had previously reached out to former Arsenal and current Villarreal boss Unai Emery about the vacancy, but he opted to remain with the La Liga side.

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The club’s new owners were impressed with the way Howe presented his views on Newcastle’s future and his level of research

He had been in talks to become Celtic manager earlier this year prior to the appointment of Ange Postecoglou but negotiations broke down.

Howe watched from the stands as Newcastle drew 1-1 at Brighton on Saturday, making them the only winless side in the Premier League.

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