Eddie Howe relative set to join Newcastle United after announcing Bournemouth departure – Report
Eddie Howe is set to make another addition to his Newcastle United staff, according to widespread reports on Monday.
With Andy Howe set to come to St James Park in a ‘leading recruitment position’ according to The Mail and others.
What gives this story extra interest, is that the potential new employee is also Eddie Howe’s nephew.
The appointment is expected to be announced soon.
Andy Howe started off some 12 years ago at Bournemouth coaching the under 8s, with him then progressing through the years and ending up in 2016 as the then Premier League club’s Head of First Team UK player scouting. Though he did have a break from Bournemouth back when Eddie Howe joined Burnley, Andy Howe taking up a role with the Lancashire club before heading back to the south coast along with his uncle.
He has been credited with helping to bring in the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Lloyd Kelly and Callum Wilson to Bournemouth.
Andy Howe has held a UEFA B coaching badge since the age of 21 and is currently undertaking stage Level 4 of the FA’s Talent ID programme. He also has a Level 1 psychology qualification.
Eddie Howe has talked about how he used his time out of the game between leaving Bournemouth and joining Newcastle United, to travel as much as possible to watch and learn from managers and coaches elsewhere.
His nephew also regularly travelled in the role he has just vacated at Bournemouth, especially visiting the United States, where he would watch games in the likes of Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando and New York, hoping to help Bournemouth benefit from the emergence of North American talent.
Andy Howe announced he was leaving Bournemouth at the weekend, releasing this via social media:
‘After an amazing 10 years within Bournemouth’s recruitment department, I’ve decided it’s time for my next challenge.
As a Bournemouth lad, lad and a Bournemouth supporter this club has been a part of my life from the very beginning and will always hold a special place in my heart.
The 10 years have flown by but what a 10 years it has been!!
The journey has been incredible and like everyone else I’m proud to have played a part in that journey.
I want to thank everyone within the football club from past to present but more importantly to wish the club continued success.’
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