Aug 05, 2022
Newcastle hands manager Eddie Howe new long-term deal
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NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle has given manager Eddie Howe a new long-term contract less than a year after handing him the task of keeping the relegation-threatened club in the Premier League.
The 44-year-old former Bournemouth manager was appointed by Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabia-backed owners in November on a deal running until 2024 and guided the team to 11th place last season, 14 points clear of the relegation zone.When he took over, Newcastle had yet to win a league game.
“It’s a great feeling to commit my future to this incredible club,” Howe said. “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.”
Details of the new contract were not disclosed.
Newcastle hosts promoted Nottingham Forest on Saturday in its first game of the season.
The club invested heavily in the January transfer window and has continued its recruitment drive this offseason as it tries to use its newfound wealth to establish itself closer to the top of the Premier League. However, Howe cautioned that UEFA’s financial rules mean the club can’t spend indiscriminately on new players.
“We haven’t got the free rein, the free hand that maybe has been perceived in the media, that we can go and sign whoever we want and pay extortionate fees and wages,” Howe said at a news conference. “We’re not in that position and I don’t think we will be for some period of time. We’re having to be creative and smart and try to make the right additions with the financial restraints that we have.”
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Croatian newspaper mocks up Canada boss John Herdman NAKED after F-word taunt as rival manager demands ‘respect’
CROATIA boss Zlatko Dalic went on an incredible Jose Mourinho-style rant accusing Canada’s John Herdman of lacking respect after his F-word taunt.
Following their narrow 1-0 loss to Belgium, Canada head coach Herdman said: “I told [the players] they belong here and we’re going to ‘F’ Croatia. That’s as simple as it gets.”2'You have a big mouth [but] do you have the balls?'Credit: 24 Sata 2Herdman laughed off the mock-up from the paperCredit: Getty
In response, a Croatian tabloid photoshopped Herdman’s face onto a naked body with just two Canadian maple leaves covering his mouth and groin.
The headline read: “You have the mouth, but do you have the balls as well?”
Durham-born Herdman, 47, laughed off the mock-up, having been made aware of it by his wife – but raging Dalic has demanded more respect, using the word 11 times in one answer.
Ahead of their Group F clash on Sunday, Dalic said: “The Croatian team deserves respect from everyone. We have proven that by the way we played and our conduct during the World Cup.READ MORE ON WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Maddison RETURNS to full England training, Wales on brink of World Cup EXIT
“Since the very beginning, we have deserved respect and dignity. We have two medals in the last 30 years. Only Germany and France have such achievements.
“We respect everyone equally so we expect opposing teams to respect us. We are worthy of their respect. The Canadians must have respect for us.
“This way of putting words together is not a sign of respect. We are [World Cup] runners-up.
“We are second in the world and we are worthy of respect in the way we play, behave and respect all others. They are the reasons why we are worthy of respect.Most read in World Cup 2022HOLIDAY HORROR Thanksgiving violence leaves 14 dead & 15 hurt after shootings & stabbingsJUST LIKE US Kardashians fans say 'no judgement' as they spot $2 item at Thanksgiving mealROB'S RETURN Kardashian fans shocked as Rob resurfaces at family Thanksgiving partyKOURT IT OUT Kourtney disgusts fans with 'inappropriate' comment about Khloe's newborn son
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“I shall not focus on the comments. We will be prepared and fit and demonstrate respect for Canada.”
Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic added: “I second the head coach and I cannot wait for the match to begin.”
Having also failed to win in their opener – a 0-0 draw with Morocco – Croatia and Canada are in desperate need of three points to keep their knock-out hopes alive.
Herdman admitted that for his team, it is “do-or-die” and a “defining moment”, one that has not been overshadowed by this week’s media coverage.
He said: “We have been on a media blackout from November 14.
“When you get a text from your wife telling you that you need to start working out before you get home, you think you know something is going on.
“My wife is coming after you. She wishes she had that guy. I have got a bit more of a belly than that. I have been eating too much.
“We have been waiting 36 years to get to a World Cup. There is no extra motivation needed for this team.
“I have had great moments in my life that have shaped me to get to this point. I have had a colourful life. I don’t know if I am a genius but there is definitely some madness there.”
Canada midfielder Stephen Eustaquio added: “Newspapers are not going to make someone like Luka Modric play better or feel more motivated.Read More on The SunNAUGHTY LIST Mum in hysterics over son's hilarious blunder in ‘emergency’ letter to Santa
“With all due respect to Croatia, they have a very good team and it is going to be tough for us, but it is going to be tough for them as well.
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