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Top 4 young managers in Europe's top leagues

Jesus Estrada
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Eddie Howe

AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town - Premier League
AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Since his appointment back in December 31, 2008 Eddie Howe has emerged as one of the most promising English manager's currently taking their ply in the dugout. Back when appointed as new Bournemouth manager, Bournemouth found themselves in a relegation battle in the English League Two (Fourth Tier), 17 points from safety.

What Eddie Howe achieved that season is nothing short of a miracle, achieving safety and in the process saving them from what would of been certain extinction for the financially-troubled Bournemouth side.

He followed that remarkable achievement the following season masterminding Bournemouth promotion to England's Third Division. He took the job at Burnley shortly after but lasted a little over 2 years at the helm, before returning to The Cherries. Since his return to the South Coast of England he's led Bournemouth towards a meteoric rise to the coveted Premier League and turning Bournemouth into a competing Premier League squad, and turned Dean Court into a stadium no team fancies visiting. Since their promotion to the Premier League back in the 2015/16 season Bournemouth have recorded respective 16th, 9th and 12th position.

Eddie Howe once said, "That is man management - just trying to put yourself in a player’s position, understand it, find a resolution. It doesn't mean I get it all right all the time, I'm sure I’ve made loads and loads of mistakes, but I try to relate to how the other person feels.” This quote demonstrates Eddie Howe's man-management process and knowledge to the game. An attribute many top managers around the globe lack.

Aside from his tactical knowledge of the game and his man management Howe possess a kean eye in the transfer market. Having signed players such as; 21 year old English sensation David Brooks, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson, Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake, among others, and turned into important players in the Bournemouth side with vital roles to play. At 41 years of age Eddie Howe managerial career is barely starting to take off, it'd be no suprise to see him take the jump into one of Europe's top clubs in the near future.


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