Eddie Howe managed AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League from 2015/16 to 2019/20, after bringing them to the top level for the first time. Howe led Burnley to ninth and thirteenth place in the following two seasons before returning to AFC Bournemouth in October 2012. He left the club again at the end of the season, this time to take charge at English football's newest team, Portsmouth. He returned to Bournemouth in June 2014.
Howe has been praised for taking a struggling side and making them competitive during his three years at the helm. However, he has also been criticized for leaving several key players behind when he moved to Portsmouth and then failing to bring anyone through the ranks to replace them.
He did play in the Premier League though, when he was part of the Bournemouth squad from 2015/16 until 2019/20. He earned 38 caps while with the club and scored six goals.
Howe played for Bournemouth between 1996 and 2004, winning the Division Two title in 1999 before helping the club gain promotion to Division One the following year. He made over 100 appearances for the club and scored 15 goals.
After leaving Bournemouth, he took charge of Portsmouth in the 2014/15 season, where they were relegated from the Premier League on goal difference. He managed them in League One for one season before being replaced by Mike Ford.
Later that day, he took charge of his 100th and final AFC Bournemouth match of his first time with the club, a 2-1 defeat away to Colchester United. On January 16, 2011, Howe was announced as the new manager of Burnley after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Championship club.
Bournemouth are now sixth in the Championship, nine points behind second-placed Brentford, who have a game in hand, and are hoping to return to the Premier League at the first attempt after being relegated on the final day of the 2019-20 season.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has left the club by mutual consent after their relegation from the Premier League. Under Howe, Bournemouth had risen from League Two to become an established Premier League team under Howe, who guided them to three promotions in six seasons. However, they were relegated on the last day of the 2015-16 season.
Howe took over at Bournemouth in June 2013 after being appointed as his replacement following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to Queens Park Rangers. He initially signed a two-year contract with the club but this was later extended by another year. He is currently earning £750,000 a season.
He previously managed Surrey County Cricket Club from 2006 to 2010 and also served as an assistant coach at Surrey during that time. Before moving into management, he played as a central defender for several English clubs including Chelsea and Portsmouth.
He began his managerial career with Westland Sports in the Isthmian League before taking charge of Farnborough Town in the Conference South. In 2011, he returned to the top flight when he became manager of Bournemouth. He led them to achieve three consecutive promotions during his first three years at the helm.
According to TalkSPORT, former Celtic manager Eddie Howe is expected to become the club's new manager. The 43-year-old has agreed to take over as manager of the Scottish Premiership team ahead of the 2021/22 season, succeeding Neil Lennon, who resigned in February. Previously, he had been in charge of Bournemouth since 2016 when he replaced Andy Howe, his older brother, who died in January that year.
Howe has won two championships and the cup during his time at Celtic. He also had a short stint with Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille from 2009 to 2010. Before moving to Scotland, he worked as an assistant under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic and was responsible for coaching the club's youth teams before being promoted to first-team duties in 2011.
He managed Bournemouth for three seasons from 2016 until 2019 when they finished seventh, fifth and fourth in the Premier League. Prior to this, he had led them to the English Championship title in 2015/16 before losing out to Leicester City in the playoffs. He also managed the Cherries to a play-off final defeat by West Bromwich Albion in 2017/18.
Howe has experience of management in the English lower divisions having been in charge of Plymouth Argyle from 2012 to 2015 and Lewes from 2016 to 2017. He has also had brief managerial spells with Crawley Town and Bury between interviews to manage Celtic.
After a brief stint with the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, he ended his sixteen-year professional career with a last appearance for Hartlepool United. Howey earned four England caps, starting all four games. He was called up by Kevin Keegan for two 1998 World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Israel, but did not play.
England played their first game on 8 October 1997, and lost 1–3 at home to Belarus. Howey came on as a substitute for Chris Kirkland in the 75th minute of the match.
Four months later, England played again at home, this time against Israel. Howey started the match and played almost an hour before being substituted for David Platt. He won his first cap in 1997 and finished with a record of 1 win and 3 losses as England manager Kenny Dalglish decided not to pick him for the other three matches he played in.
Howey's father, Steve Howey Sr., who also played for England, had a record of eight wins and two losses in international competitions. The younger Howey has one full cap to his name.
England played their next game on 26 February 1998, and lost 2–4 away to Israel. Howey started the match and played for sixty minutes before being replaced by David Platt.