By Paul Robinson

9th Nov, 2021 | 9:39am

Howe 'able to sign whoever he wants' for Newcastle after 'incredible' Staveley reveal - pundit

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe will be “able to sign who he wants” in the January transfer window.

That is the view of former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 43-year-old’s appointment at St. James’ Park.

On Monday, Newcastle confirmed the arrival of the ex-Bournemouth manager on a contract until the summer of 2024.

The Englishman has been out of work since departing the Vitality Stadium at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

Speaking to club media shortly after his arrival, club director Amanda Staveley revealed she has been “incredibly impressed by Eddie”.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the appointment, Robinson said: “I think he is the short-term solution.

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“I think it’s a sensible move. Newcastle need somebody who knows the league and can keep them in the league.

“We know that funds aren’t going to be a problem so he will be able to sign whoever he wants. There has been a lot of hysteria and excitement about the billions Newcastle have got but the real job in hand is avoiding relegation.

“Yes, they can afford the world’s best managers and players on the world’s best salaries but you cannot attract a world-class manager who has been in relegation battles.

“Eddie Howe kept Bournemouth in the Premier League on a shoestring budget. He knows how to keep a team in the league.

“I think the appointment works for both. I don’t think Howe will be in charge of Newcastle after two years.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has revealed Newcastle United’s transfer plan after ‘speaking to agents’.