With Unai Emery deciding against taking up the Newcastle job, the club are now expected to turn to Howe in their pursuit of a new manager.


The former Bournemouth boss has been out of work since last year and made it to the two-man shortlist Newcastle settled on following interviews.



However, some Newcastle fans are worried about him becoming their new manager and many question the club’s decision to identify him as their second choice over other higher calibre and proven managers.


But Tom Abson pointed towards the brilliant job Howe did in turning Bournemouth into a Premier League side after taking charge of them in League Two.



Jack Jackson stressed that Newcastle’s problem is defending and the former Bournemouth boss was not known for setting up tight defences.


Paul Day insisted that Howe as manager could only work with a director of football, as he has a bad record of spending money on players at Bournemouth.


However, Jack Charlton does not feel there is much of a difference between Emery and Howe when it comes to the way they want their teams to play football.