Sources: Newcastle agree terms with Andy Howe after Bournemouth exit
Newcastle United have agreed to appoint Andy Howe in a recruitment role, Football Insider understands.
The nephew of manager Eddie Howe announced his departure from Bournemouth on Sunday night after nearly a decade in their recruitment team.
A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that Howe is close to joining the club and linking up again with his uncle.
He has agreed terms with the north-east giants and a deal is expected to be signed off in the coming days.
It would be the third club they have worked at together after also both being at Burnley when the Magpies manager was in charge of the Clarets between 2011 and 2012.
On his personal Instagram (23 January), Andy Howe said: “After an amazing ten years within Bournemouth’s recruitment department, I’ve decided it’s time for my next challenge.”
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Howe has held a UEFA B coaching badge since the age of 21 and is in the process of acquiring his Level 4 of the FA’s Talent ID programme.
He will now join Steve Nickson’s recruitment team at St. James’ Park.
The Magpies are currently in the midst of a recruitment drive as they look to avoid relegation this season.
Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood have already arrived for sizeable fees in this window.
But Eddie Howe is desperate to add two centre-halves to his squad after captain Jamaal Lascelles limped off with a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win at Leeds United.