Eddie Howe’s work at Newcastle United cannot have gone unnoticed.
Always a hugely exciting English manager during his time taking Bournemouth up the Leagues, Howe’s sterling efforts in charge of the Magpies cannot be understated.
The Toon boss has transformed the club, yielding vast improvements of the players he inherited from Steve Bruce and uniting supporters along the way.
While dissenting voices will point to the money to have been spent since his appointment, funds alone do not tell the whole story.
Indeed, it is the manner in which he has turned a number of Newcastle players around, namely Joelinton, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar that says so much more about Howe’s time at the club.
After rebuilding his reputation following Bournemouth’s relegation during his final season on the south coast, Howe is once again a fine example of British coaching.
Perhaps, one day, that could lead to the ultimate honour.
Bruno backs Eddie Howe for England
Bruno Guimaraes, one of the standout players under Howe, has backed his manager to one day take charge of the England national team.
Speaking to William Hill, the Brazilian said: “Eddie is a good guy, and a good manager.
“He’s the best manager that I’ve had during my football career, so I’m so thankful for what he’s teaching me and the boys. What he is doing at the club is amazing. He’s a good guy and I’m sure one day he’ll be the manager of England.”
Howe might get his chance one day but there is absolutely no rush
Clearly, Howe will not be in charge of Newcastle forever, but that does not mean there’s any rush.
Elite managers simply do not generally tend to swap the hustle and bustle of club competition for what is effectively a part-time job and, frankly, it’s hard to see any reason for Howe to leave St James’ Park anytime soon.
Going forward, however, England could do a lot worse than knocking on his door…