Eddie Howe has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for February following an excellent month for Newcastle. Entrenched in a relegation
Eddie Howe has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for February following an excellent month for Newcastle.
Entrenched in a relegation battle following the sacking of Steve Bruce in October, the Magpies have enjoyed a resurgence under Howe, including a particularly strong February.
They picked up three victories and a draw in their four matches last month, moving out of the bottom three for the first time since September. They are now 14th – ten points clear of the relegation zone – and will be targeting a top ten finish by the end of the season.
Mikel Arteta, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Jurgen Klopp were also nominated, but Howe has scooped the award.
He told the Premier League’s official website: “A lot questions were asked of our resilience and resolve, and ability to bounce back from what seemed, at some stages, I wouldn’t say impossible, but a very difficult moment and that’s where the players have really stepped up.
“They deserve a lot of credit for how they’ve attacked this spell of games and confidence has returned with every win.
“The supporters, since I’ve come to the football club, have been absolutely brilliant, home and away. But, the home atmosphere is just so unique. So, you can hear that roar, that feeling.
👏 Undefeated in February
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 11, 2022
“It can only hope inspire the players and in those home games that we’ve had, no doubt, it’s made a difference.”
Next up for Newcastle is a trip to Chelsea on Sunday before another away day at Everton the following Thursday.