Potential Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was among the many crowd at Brighton on Saturday night because the Magpies edged nearer to creating an appointment.
The 43-year-old was pictured sitting subsequent to Amanda Staveley, whose consortium purchased out Mike Ashley final month, within the stands on the Amex Stadium through the Premier League conflict between the 2 sides.
Newcastle are understood to have agreed a deal in principle with the former Bournemouth manager to take over at St James’ Park, greater than two weeks after head coach Steve Bruce’s exit.
His was one among two names on a whittled-down shortlist, together with that of Villarreal’s Unai Emery, drawn up following a prolonged course of.
After preliminary soundings, the Spaniard was approached, but rejected the opportunity to head for Tyneside, prompting the brand new homeowners to open formal talks with Howe, who has been out of the sport since leaving the Cherries within the wake of relegation from the highest flight on the finish of the 2019-20 season.
The Magpies kicked off at Brighton sitting on the foot of the desk on account of Norwich’s 2-1 win at Brentford.