Newcastle United journalist Scott Wilson has now claimed that Eddie Howe could be the next England manager as Graham Potter looks set to join Chelsea.
The Lowdown: Potter appointment
As widely reported, Potter is now set to be appointed as the new manager at Chelsea following the departure of Thomas Tuchel.
The Englishman will leave his post at Brighton and Hove Albion, which has sparked a flurry of reaction on social media.
The Latest: Howe for England?
Taking to Twitter after hearing the update with regards to Potter’s imminent appointment, Wilson has claimed that Howe could now be next in line to take over from Gareth Southgate as manager of England, and even goes so far as to add that he could take charge as early as this winter:
“Brighton learned this week how a sudden turn of events can wreck the best-laid plans. Eddie Howe wasn’t in the running for Chelsea – but I’ve got a feeling the #NUFC boss could be England’s next manager. And it might be this winter…”
The Verdict: Bold
It is certainly a bold claim from Wilson that Howe could be the next Three Lions manager, but one that has some substance.
Should Newcastle have given Howe a new deal?
If Southgate fails to deliver over the next World Cup and Euros, where England reached the semi-finals and final respectively last time out, it will not be seen as progress, and after a poor start in the UEFA Nations League, he could be set for the chopping block.
Howe has been backed to be a future England manager before, and given his success at the Magpies so far, where he is currently averaging 1.56 points per game, the second-most in his managerial career, it would not be a surprise to see him take the post one day, perhaps after Southgate departs.
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