Darren Eales says Eddie Howe has done something 'really exciting' at Newcastle
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Darren Eales says Eddie Howe has done something 'really exciting' at Newcastle

Newcastle United Chief Executive Officer Darren Eales has praised Eddie Howe for the way his players have bought into the club in Newcastle World.

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Ever since Public Investment Fund completed the full takeover of the Magpies in 2021 and since the former Cherries boss took charge at Darsley Park, there has been a change in atmosphere at St James’ Park.

Currently sitting fourth in the Premier League table, Newcastle are certainly acting on their owners’ ambitions – to build the club up to become genuine challengers across European and domestic football.

Eales believes the Toon players have bought into the project under Howe, and that the manager has created a special atmosphere for both the team and the fans. As quoted by Newcastle World, the Tyneside CEO claimed:

“He’s [Miguel Almiron] just one of a squad of players that are all working their hardest. Eddie’s got everyone bought in. That’s a really exciting thing for Newcastle fans. You can see they’ve got that buy-in. He also understands the club and culture.”

Eales says Howe has created something ‘really exciting’

Whilst some will argue that Howe’s success has been enabled by multiple big-money signings arriving at St James’ Park this year, Eales insists the manager has had a much greater effect on the ongoing development at the club.

For example, Almiron scored just a single goal in 30 Premier League appearances last season. On the contrary, the Paraguay international has been a dangerous attacking threat for the Magpies this term; he has sensationally bagged six goals in 12 top-flight games – five of which have come in their last five fixtures.

Having clearly demonstrated a huge increase in confidence under Howe’s supervision, Almiron is one example of many players improving since the 44-year-old was appointed by the club last year.

With recent results including a win over Tottenham and a draw to Manchester United, the English manager has elevated his Toon side to become a major competitor of the so-called ‘Big Six’ – a worrying prospect for the founders of the attempted Super League.