May 19, 2024

Eddie Howe has effectively silenced his Newcastle United detractors in recent weeks.

The Newcastle United boss was under pressure during a difficult winter, as the Magpies’ injury issue threatened to derail what appeared to be a promising season.

There were several whispers regarding potential replacements in the dugout, and experts disputed whether Eddie Howe was the ideal guy for the position.

All the while, the British owners continued to support their man in the media, claiming that he would not be leaving St James’ Park anytime soon.

Eddie Howe has relieved the pressure at Newcastle United

Newcastle's transfer business was a disaster – Eddie Howe can't afford a  repeat

 

 

Howe has gone on to demonstrate why, with an upturn in fortunes providing Newcastle United the possibility to finish as high as sixth in the Premier League. European football is still on the agenda, and it might all come down to the big game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on May 15th.

Even though Howe has proven many people wrong and his employment at Newcastle United is more than secure, this does not ensure his immediate future at St James’ Park.

That is according to Garth Crooks, who spoke with BBC Sport about another role that could be offered to the former Bournemouth player in the coming weeks.

Garth Crooks makes Eddie Howe prediction

Crooks examined Eddie Howe’s future at Newcastle United as part of his Premier League team of the week, as he rarely just talks about the 11 players he has chosen.

“Next season will be a pivotal moment for Eddie Howe and the Magpies,” he stated in an email.

“Newcastle will not be in the Champions League, but they have proven themselves capable of competing against the best.

“However, if England does not win the Euros with one of the strongest squads in recent years, Howe must be one of the few English managers who can succeed Gareth Southgate. Keep an eye on this space.

Howe has been tipped to manage England

Crooks makes an interesting point about Howe and the England position, which could be the sole reason the 46-year-old is unlikely to return to St James’ Park next season.

Alan Shearer has stated that the Three Lions could come calling, and the England position is likely to be open if Gareth Southgate fails to win the Euros.

Earlier this year, Geordie Boot Boys were informed that Howe is on the FA’s list of potential Southgate replacements, and he is near the top. Given his success on Tyneside, this is unsurprising, and it may make for a fascinating summer.

It would be a complete disaster if we lost Howe to international football, but it could be an opportunity too fantastic to pass up. Alternatively, Howe may not want to manage his country and instead envision his long-term career at St James’ Park.

Hopefully, it is the latter, as Howe will undoubtedly be a top contender if the England position becomes available in the near future.

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