Howe tipped to take over from Wenger – Could he change the game?

Steve McClaren has tipped Eddie Howe to bring his style of play to the Emirates, before claiming he could be one of a number of new coaches to bring a more fluid style into the game.

The Bournemouth manager has been praised for the style of football which he has blessed upon his Cherries side, and is amongst the favourites to take over from Arsene Wenger when he finally gives up the helm.

Steve McClaren has gone a step further to claim the English coach could well lead the division into a new breed of playing style, praising his ability to create fluid playing systems.

“It may take five years, even 10 but I can see it happening,” said McClaren. “And Eddie Howe could be the standard-bearer.

“I’ve followed his career – we had a few good battles against Bournemouth when I was at Derby – and he is one of them who sets up his teams to play football.

“Building from the back, completing attacks, working hard to win the ball back, pressing opponents – he has that mentality.

“He could be an Arsenal manager. I can certainly see that.”

The former England boss added that the next breed of elite manager’s may well still be learning their trades.

“It could be someone we haven’t even heard of yet,” says the man who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s No. 2 when Manchester United won the Treble in 1999.

“They could be working in an academy right now.

“I firmly believe a new breed of manager is coming through.

“They won’t necessarily be ex-players but they’ll be well educated in footballing terms.

“The coaching courses now are far better than they were back in the day and the academies aren’t just producing players who are tactically and technically better than their predecessors but coaches who are too.”

Is Howe the man that could lead the charge in changing English football once again? Do Arsenal need to assure they lead the chase for his signature?

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Arsene Wenger Bournemouth Eddie Howe Steve McClaren


  1. Kenny Rolfe says:

    What is it with these people looking for a bit of cheap publicity. First it was Paul Merson tipping Brendon Rogers to take over Arsenal, now it’s Mr Umbrella man, Steve McClaren, the wally with the brolly, trying to tell us that Eddie Howe would now suit us, What’s it got to do with them? With the greatest respect to those managers involved, don’t they realise, we are Arsenal Football Club, one of the biggest clubs in world football. Next someone will be telling us Tony Pulis would be a good choice. Hopefully our board will see through these has-beens and appoint one the top managers in world football. ASAP

    1. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

      Totally agree Kenny.

      1. Phil says:

        Eddie Howe MAY make an excellent future Arsenal Manager.Now is not his time.We have the money and (new) infrastructure in place to go forward as a club and to do this we need a Manager who is proven and understands the Big Club mentality that will go with the job.Steve McLarens opinion carries no weight and respect from anyone.We now have some very talented and highly respected people that were recruited by Ivan G to give us the backbone to finally move on from the One Man Dictatorship we have been forced to endure since the senseless departure of David Dein.They will identify the targets and I’m sure the list who WANT the job will be many.Eddie Howe will not make that list.Yet.

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      David Moyes

  2. Gunner22 says:

    And my wife tipped me to be the next manager when Arsene leaves! Everyone is aware that any comment on Arsenal or Arsene will make headlines.Nothing less than Simeone or Alegri once Arsene checks out.And before that the man with great plans (which have flopped for the past 9 years) should check out – catalyst for change (should change himself first)

  3. wenger says:

    Who wouldn’t want to coach Arsenal seriously. North London, nice stadium, nice fans, nice players, nice transfer budget, guarantee champions league or europa league.

  4. Aussie Jack says:

    IMO…….Wenger will see out his contract. He will most likely become director of football at a French club, possibly PSG. He will retain his home in London and there will always be a seat for him in the grandstand at Arsenal which he will use as much as possible.
    Who will replace him? No idea. Maybe Howe?

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      it would be better he become a director of football at a French club….hes not even being appreciated at Ars3nal

      1. pires says:

        that’s not fair, the man had his mistakes but to be not appreciated after all his work over twenty years is incredible

        1. Kenny Rolfe says:

          Don’t be silly pires, of course what he done in his first ten years was very much appreciated, I’ve said many times on here if he’d have left around 2008 he’d have been an absolute hero with the fans, but his killing his legacy by the day with his stubbornness to face up to the truth. His out of date now pires, young managers with new, fresh ideas are taking over, if only him and you could see this.

          1. jon fox says:

            Hope you are reading this true comment, pires!

  5. John Rambo says:

    Who would ever want to play for Howe?

    1. MagnaGraecia says:

      holding, chambers and welbeck.

  6. GunnerJack says:

    Steve McClaren and football management should not be mentioned in the same sentence.

  7. ME says:

    Wenger will never leave.
    Who would want to walk away from 10 million a year for doing nothing?
    What a cushy little number ?

  8. Sue says:

    Jesus Christ Eddie Howe??!! Be bloody Alan Pardew next.
    Thanks but NO THANKS!!! This is Arsenal we’re talking about, sorry but I want someone decent

  9. Beast from the east says:

    Utter morons all of you.
    Eddie Howe is an unbelievable man manager and respected by all. Plays great football with small resources. How can managers like this ever get a top job with moron fans like you.
    Get some education.

    1. Phil says:

      He may well be on the radar for the future.But he is NOT ready yet.
      We need someone who WILL make an impact from day one.We are in no position to take a gamble like we did in 87 with George Graham.We just cannot afford to get it wrong.

  10. Innit says:

    I heard that Mick McCarthy would be interested in the job.

  11. Why bringing in someone who could take 10 years before doing something good? We are talking about Arsenal, Mr umbrella man.

  12. Dboy says:

    First we need to get rid of Mr Mugabe. That is what we should focus on. If he wins the Europa which I doubt he will, We should ask him to vacate respectfully.

  13. pires says:

    Jardim for me

    1. pires says:

      But it’s not down to us to make a choice and we will not even be asked so support the team and it’s manager right now

      1. ME says:

        You support the team not the manager.
        That’s why Arsenal are in trouble because they allowed a manager to continue despite his obvious decline simply because of his past achievements.
        You make the decision making based on business reasons only and without emotion.
        Arsenal are a terribly managed club…

  14. Foot gunner 3617 says:

    Mr. Mugabe ha haa ha

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