Eddie Howe makes England decision after being put on shortlist to replace Gareth Southgate

Eddie Howe has expressed his lack of interest in leaving Newcastle to take over from Gareth Southgate as the England manager, should Southgate decide to step down after the Euros. Despite being considered for the role by the Football Association (FA), Howe is committed to staying in the northeast for the long term.

The FA is already preparing for a future without Southgate, who has been in charge of the national team since 2016. They are expected to appoint an English manager as his successor. Currently, Howe is achieving success with Newcastle, as they have risen to the top ranks of the Premier League and performed well in the Champions League. His progress is partly attributed to the club’s affluent owners, but he is determined to continue his journey at St James’ Park.

According to The Telegraph, Howe would decline any offers from the FA, despite being a standout English option for the role. The possibility of the England job becoming available as early as 2025 exists, as Southgate has not finalized his plans beyond this summer’s Euros.


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Southgate is set to lead England in their fourth major tournament with a promising young team, aiming to break the long-standing silverware drought dating back to 1966. However, his contract is due to expire in 2024, and no decisions have been made about his future beyond that point.

After the World Cup last winter, Southgate’s future was uncertain following England’s quarter-finals exit. He admitted to having conflicting thoughts but ultimately decided to remain as the boss.

While Howe acknowledges the appeal of coaching the England national team, he believes it’s too early in his career to step away from the day-to-day responsibilities that come with club management. Moreover, his relationship with the Newcastle hierarchy is strong.

Reports indicate that Howe’s existing contract with Newcastle extends at least until 2026, and there might even be a new and improved deal on the table. Despite the club’s ambitions, he faces no immediate pressure to secure another top-four finish, as club officials understand the challenges of balancing European competitions with domestic league commitments.

Newcastle remains in contention for a top-four spot early in the season, despite three losses in their first eight games. They have also experienced memorable nights in the Champions League, including a notable victory over PSG with a 4-1 score at St James’ Park.

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