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‘I think’: Gary Neville says 'outstanding’ 50-year-old manager will replace Eddie Howe at Newcastle United
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‘I think’: Gary Neville says 'outstanding’ 50-year-old manager will replace Eddie Howe at Newcastle United

The Premier League managerial merry-go-round has already started this season.

Bournemouth sacked manager Scott Parker before the transfer window had even shut.

Chelsea have also just relieved Thomas Tuchel of his duties six league matches into the season.

Speaking on The Overlap, Gary Neville has been discussing potential future hires.

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One club he spoke about was Newcastle, who brought in Eddie Howe last year.

However, Howe believes it might not be too long until the Englishman is moved on.

In fact, Neville thinks that Mauricio Pochettino may replace Howe when he leaves St. James’ Park.

Neville predicts Pochettino to replace Howe

Neville said: “Eddie Howe will do the job for a couple of years at Newcastle, maybe longer.

“But I think at a certain point they will bring in a manager that will be a (Mauricio) Pochettino or a different (manager).”

Newcastle now have the spending power to be one of the biggest clubs in the world.

However, judging by their transfer business this summer, they want this to be a gradual process.

Neville also believes these methods span across the club, including at management level.

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Howe has done a fantastic job since arriving last season.

Newcastle were flirting with relegation under Steve Bruce, but Howe guided them to a mid-table finish.

However, if the club have European ambitions, they’ll need to keep improving.

Neville might not be too far wide of the mark predicting a manager like Pochettino might end up replacing Howe.

He’s been linked with the Newcastle job before, and has a good reputation in the Premier League.

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Previously described as doing ‘outstanding’ work while in charge of Tottenham, Pochettino has a history of improving sides.

He took his Tottenham team all the way to the Champions League final, and was also impressive in charge of Southampton.

Eddie Howe is certainly in no danger of losing his job at Newcastle.

However, the pressure for managers to deliver success quickly continues to grow, and Howe will have to keep delivering to avoid speculation mounting.

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