Date: 31st March 2021 at 3:00pm
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Mark Douglas has been speaking on the latest edition of the Everything is Black & White podcast about all things relating to Newcastle United.

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One of the topics that The Chronicle reporter spent some time on was potential replacements for Steve Bruce.

It looks like the current Newcastle manager is going nowhere despite a horrible run of results that have left the Toon in relegation trouble.

However, that didn’t stop Douglas from speculating on potential replacements, and he thinks Eddie Howe would be a perfect choice.

He said: “Howe was the one because he’s available.

“Bright coach, did a good job at Bournemouth; they got relegated last year and I think the wheels came off a little bit.

“I think Howe is probably more of a realistic name because although he spent a lot of money at Bournemouth, he’s also a coach as well; I think he brought them through the divisions as well.

“So I could see that. I was surprised that he wasn’t mentioned with some jobs in the summer, and I think he would be a good replacement.”

Would you want Howe to replace Bruce?

Yes, he woud be ideal

Yes, he woud be ideal

No, not good enough

No, not good enough

TIF Thoughts on Howe…

The former Bournemouth manager, 43, has been out of a job since he left the Cherries last summer and has been linked with a move to Newcastle and Celtic.

However, as of yet, nothing has happened, and he is still waiting.

Given what he achieved at Bournemouth over two spells and the legacy that he has left there, we think he could be the ideal man to take this Newcastle squad forward.

Bruce has spent just over £100m on new players, yet he has the Toon in 17th, so we think that Howe could get more from the current squad and also play a style of football, which Toon fans might enjoy.

So, we agree with Douglas that Howe would be ideal for Newcastle, but, given Bruce’s situation, we can’t see Howe moving to Tyneside.

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