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Eddie Howe could be future England manager

Eddie Howe future England manager

With great success at a young age, there is legitimate reason to see Eddie Howe as a future England manager.

Soccer fanatics cannot downplay the achievements of Eddie Howe at AFC Bournemouth. The dynamism of a young but now battle-tested manager was the single driving force in securing three promotions for a historically small club on England’s south coast.

Irrespective of what happens in the Premier League next season with Bournemouth, Howe is a future candidate for the England manager job. He meticulously plans each training session to go along with copious note-taking and diary maintenance. This attention to detail has made the 37 year-old arguably the best current English-born professional manager. Consequently, he secured three promotions for AFC Bournemouth.

Incredible success with a small side

The club was like so many on the south coast, a financial basket case just six years ago. Creditors circled, and executives appointed Howe manager at the age of just 31. Fortunately, he had rapport with the club, playing over 250 matches for the Cherries. The young manager secured Football League status in the 2008/09 season by leading a “great escape.” Howe took over the position on December 31, 2008. Then, the Cherries sat 10 points adrift of safety. As things stood, Bournemouth looked ripe for a departure from the English Football League altogether.

Miraculously, Howe kept the club up. And then during the next season, he led Bournemouth to promotion to League One. The man was suddenly a hot commodity in coaching ranks. A sojourn at Burnley who were chasing promotion back to the Premier League in the second half of the 2010-11 season didn’t work out and by the fall of 2012 Howe was back at Bournemouth.

Once Howe returned to the club in the 2012-13 season, Bournemouth started flying again. The club automatically achieved promotion to the Championship despite the smallest ground in the division and limited financial resources. Yet, Howe managed to keep his team’s core together. Eventually, he guided Bounremouth to a comfortable tenth-place finish.

Eddie Howe as future England manager

This season, using some very useful loan players, such as Artur Boruc, to build upon the core of the side, Howe has kept the Cherries at or near the top of the Championship table the entire season. Barring an epic meltdown in the final matchday of the season coupled with a lopsided Middlesbrough win, Bournemouth will be playing Premier League football next season.

For Howe, who has spent close to two decades at the club in one capacity or another, the sky appears to be the limit. With England manager Roy Hodgson sure to retire soon, Howe seems a likely replacement. In Howe, England would have a young manager with a remarkable pedigree in the game. After all, the Bournemouth manager has already been decorated as the Football League’s “Manager of the Decade.”

Currently, England desperately needs a shot of life and a revamped youthful outlook. Eddie Howe serves as a healthy potential fit as the future England manager. After all, he is clearly young and provides painstaking attention to detail.


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  1. Taylor

    April 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    This is a classic case: get a young one, annoint him as the next England manager.

    Just wait and see how he performs.

    Last one was Paul Lambert and he couldn’t wait to join Villa and we know what happened.

    Same thing with young players: they need to prove their durability and consistency.

  2. Burnsey

    April 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Yup…….and when Bournemouth are bottom around Christmas, be ready for the return of Arry!

  3. Smokey Bacon

    April 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Too soon to build him up but definitely one to watch. He may well get a call from West Ham this summer. He should probably take it if offered otherwise his star may fade if Bournemouth struggle.

    • Fred the Red

      April 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Victims of their own success. Bournemouth should be the ,20th best team next season and if they are he’ll be slagged off endlessly.

  4. Cody

    April 28, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    The media love to build them up as the next great thing then tear them down as frauds.

    He’s a championship manager. Really no different than Paul Lambert was 5 years ago.

  5. goatslookshifty

    April 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Gary Neville will be the next England manager. End of story.

  6. Rob

    April 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    knowing the press, if Bournemouth are near the bottom around Christmas they’ll be talking about him getting the sack

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