Eddie Howe is one of the most respected young managers in the game at the moment.
A manager that has taken Bournemouth up three divisions, as well as winning the Football League Manager of the Decade Award in 2015, will surely turn some heads.
In his first three seasons with The Cherries in the Premier League, the manager guided the club to three mid-table finishes on a fairly meagre budget. However, this season he has made a blistering start with the club, guiding the club to sixth place at this point in time.
However, with this amount of success comes a lot of interest in the manager, and many believe that it is time for him to move on to the next level of management. Howe is surely on the radar of the top six clubs, albeit there are only two that immediately cry out.
Champions Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal either have very comfortable managers, or new managers at their club. It seems unlikely that any of these clubs’ managers will be shown the door any time soon.
On the other hand, there seems to be a bit less clarity over the futures of José Mourinho at Man United and Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham. The Portuguese has seemingly been very close to being sacked at various points so far this season, as his future remains uncertain. While Pochettino’s job at Tottenham is very secure, he is attracting the interest from many big clubs in Europe, including Man United and Real Madrid.
Howe’s attacking style of football would be well suited with The Lilywhites, and could well be the next destination, given the club’s tendency to look to homegrown players and managers. United may well be just a step to high at this moment in time for Howe.
The thing is, Howe was a player that played over 250 times for Bournemouth and has managed them to over 300 games. He has an affinity with the club which will be hard to break. However, he has probably got as far as he can with Bournemouth- which is incredibly far, but needs to take his career to the next level.
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