Burnley have a new manager - and Howe
Published : 14 Jan 2011 18:42:47
Nothing has been confirmed by either club as yet but there is absolutely no doubt that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is all set to become the new manager of Burnley Football Club. Howe is expected to take charge of his Bournemouth side tonight at Colchester before travelling to Turf Moor to watch our game tomorrow afternoon against Queens Park Rangers.The clubs have, it has been reported, agreed compensation believed to be around £300,000 meaning Howe will leave Dean Court after just over two years in charge. It is thought he will sign a contract until the end of the 2013/14 season.At 33 I think he will be Burnley's youngest ever managerial appointment who has had a meteoric rise with an incredibly impressive two years in charge at Bournemouth.All we can do now is wish him well and give him 100% support.Eddie Howe FactsPlayer23rd December 1995: First team debut for Bournemouth v Hull City (h), won 2-025th October 1997: First goal for Bournemouth v Burnley (a), drew 2-2(Chris Waddle scored his only goal for Burnley in the same game) 28th March 2002: Signed for Portsmouth for £400,00030th March 2002: First team debut for Portsmouth v Preston (a), lost 2-010th August 2002: Last game for Portsmouth v Nottm Forest (h), won 2-0(suffered a serious injury in 9th minute)1st August 2004: Returned to Bournemouth, initially on loan7th August 2004: Second debut for Bournemouth v Hull (a), lost 1-013th January 2007: Last game for Bournemouth v Crewe (a), lost 2-0He made a total of 315 (273 league) appearances for Bournemouth scoring 15 goals. He played twice for Portsmouth.At the end of his playing career he acted as reserve team coach under Kevin Bond (from December 2006 to September 2008) but lost his job along with Bond. He was invited back as youth coach by new manager Jimmy QuinnManager31st December 2008: Appointed caretaker manager at Bournemouth19th January 2009: Appointed full time manager despite losing both gamesHe's since been in charge for 92 league games of which 48 have been won. He's won a further 3 games out of 9 in cup competitions. Tonight should now be his 102nd and last game as Bournemouth manager.