Eddie Howe has announced that he does not want a big revolution in the workforce of Newcastle this summer despite qualifying for the Champions League.
20 years later, Newcastle will return to the Champions League. Hard to imagine in October 2021, when a Saudi investment fund had formalized the takeover of a team then 19th in the Premier League, and whose first transfer rumors suggested a rather shaky project. But it was nothing. Under the leadership of Eddie Howe, the Magpies took advantage of the winter of 2022 to recruit intelligently and had a great second half of the season and finally finished in 11th place.
No revolution in sight
After a new intelligent transfer window, the Black and Whites have further increased in power this season. Worn by compelling new recruits such as Bruno Guimaraes, Sven Botman or Alexander Isak, Newcastle confirmed their ticket to the Champions League thanks to their draw against Leicester on Monday. Inevitably, the first rumors are already circulating about the upcoming transfer window of the English club, which must prepare to play in the premier competition in September.
Eddie Howe on Newcastle plans: “I want to keep Martin Dubravka, Matt Ritchie, Paul Dummett into the squad”. 🚨⚪️⚫️ #NUFC
Howe refuses any ‘revolution’: “I don’t see that for maybe 95% of the squad. Maybe one or two players might move”. pic.twitter.com/oOIRigWzou
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 26, 2023
But Eddie Howe was very clear. Although the club has changed in size, the English technician wants at all costs to keep the group spirit and the family side of his workforce, and refuses to launch a “revolution” within it, citing examples players who are not or no longer executives but who have been playing for Newcastle for several years. “I want to keep Martin Dubravka, Matt Ritchie, Paul Dummett in the team. I don’t want a departure for maybe 95% of the workforce. One or two players could leave”he launched in remarks relayed by Fabrizio Romano.