Mills: Newcastle could appoint Howe after talkSPORT update
Eddie Howe could be a “good fit” as the new Newcastle United manager, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Middlesbrough and England right-back suggested players like Callum Wilson will love Howe and that would help him hit the ground running.
Steve Bruce parted company with Newcastle earlier this week after an unpopular spell in charge.
Graeme Jones has been placed in interim charge and he confirmed he will oversee their next two games against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
TalkSPORT‘s Jim White reported yesterday (October 21) the new owners want to bring in an Englishman with Premier League experience until the end of the season.
They will then look at bringing a big name for the next campaign.
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“Eddie Howe is a great option,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He would fit. There are three players there who he’s worked with before and like him. So he can go straight in and form a relationship with big players with big voices. That would help him settle in immediately.
“You’re going to have some money to spend in January which should help you bring in three or four players. That will help you get out of this situation.
“Then you start to look to next season, is Eddie Howe the man to take them into the top half, into Europa League and Champions League places?
“What’s he going to be like managing big players on big money with big egos? Hmm, it’s a little bit of an unknown.”
Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
The 43-year-old won the LMA manager of the year for the 2014-15 season when Bournemouth won promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship.