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Eddie Howe signs new long-term contract with Newcastle United.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

Howe, 44, was appointed as Newcastle head coach last November, following the club’s takeover by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.

Taking over from Steve Bruce, Howe initially signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Newcastle that would have kept him at the club until the summer of 2024.

On his new contract, Howe said: “It’s a great feeling to commit my future to this incredible club. I’m extremely proud to be the head coach of Newcastle United and have enjoyed every moment here.

“I’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge my coaching team, the players, staff and supporters. They make it a very special place to be every day.

“I’d also like to extend my gratitude to our owners and to Dan Ashworth. We are still at the start of our journey, but this is an exciting time to be a part of Newcastle United and I’m very excited about the future together.”

Howe turned Newcastle’s fortunes around completely last season. The St. James’ Park club had not won a league game before his arrival but ended the season in good form and finished 11th.

Howe also won the February manager of the month award.

Newcastle’s sporting director, Dan Ashworth, added: “I’m delighted Eddie has committed his long-term future to Newcastle United. He is an incredibly talented leader and has had a huge impact since being appointed in November.

“In the short period of time I have worked with him, I have seen how much of a diligent, detailed, hard-working coach and leader he is.

“This is great news for the club and I am looking forward to working with Eddie and our colleagues on our exciting journey ahead.”

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