Newcastle and Eddie Howe ‘agreement close’ as club chief plot debut match

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Newcastle United’s hunt for a manager has burned on for two weeks since they sacked Steve Bruce. Having been denied in the hunt to sign Unai Emery from Villarreal, it remained to be seen where the club would turn for their new boss – however, a deal for Eddie Howe could be done in the not-so-distant future, if reports are to be believed.

Emery turned Newcastle down following a reported disparity between his representatives and the club’s hierarchy over the long-term vision of the club.

The Spaniard supposedly felt a lack of direction for such a big project, and was concerned at the frantic nature of their manager search.

This left the club in the dark over who their new manager would be, having already failed in the battle to sign Xavi, Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca amongst others.

But with Howe now being touted as their man, reports intensified that he could become the new manager in the not too distant future.

And the BBC have now reported that an agreement is close, with hopes that Howe could be in the dugout come Saturday evening’s fixture against Brighton.

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