Big publication questions Eddie Howe’s job security at Newcastle – What?!

Eddie Howe, Newcastle United (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)
Eddie Howe, Newcastle United (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images) /

A massive mainstream media publication has questioned Eddie Howe’s job security at Newcastle – I have no idea what they were thinking.

If you were to ask me what my thoughts are on the culture at Newcastle United at the moment, I’d tell you it was very good. Granted, we haven’t had the best run of results in recent times but overall, we’ve started the season well and are still in touching distance of top four and a run of good results after the international break could see us climb the table again.

One person I certainly wouldn’t ponder getting rid of is Eddie Howe – In fact, it feels stupid of me to even say that because surely it’s a given that we must keep him, right? Well, apparently not.

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Forbes question Eddie Howe’s job security at Newcastle

The massive publication, Forbes, has questioned the job security of Eddie Howe as they ran the headline “Could Eddie Howe’s Job Be At Risk Amid Poor Newcastle United Form?”.

Admittedly, the article does end with the conclusion that Newcastle shouldn’t be concerned about the future of Eddie Howe anytime soon, but essentially if he doesn’t get a consistent run of fixtures soon then his future at the club should be questioning if it’s time to switch up managers.

To me, this seems like a given. Of course, if a manager is bad, then he isn’t right for a club with aspirations like Newcastle but to run a headline like this shows that we are still very much underrated by the mainstream media. Manchester City are also in bad form so I would love to see the same headline about Pep Guardiola.

Football is a subjective sport. Even among the Newcastle fanbase, there will be a small minority of fans who would like to see a managerial change and while I would wholeheartedly disagree with their opinion, I would respect their right to an opinion. However, I am simply saying with this headline that there’s a reason why Forbes are known for their expertise in business, not football.

What do you make of the question raised by Forbes?