Eddie Howe calls England manager role 'the ultimate job' - and it's causing quite a stir with fans

Eddie Howe has batted off fresh speculation that he could take the role of England manager, but admitted it would be “the ultimate job in football”.

The Bournemouth manager, 38, caused a stir with fans after speaking at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Watford.

He said: “I am committed here, I love the job. The England job is the ultimate job. I have signed players very recently and I am committed to them.

“I need to show them the same loyalty that they showed me. It’s all hypothetical. It’s not been a great week for football. It’s not ideal the England situation has come up again but I won’t get distracted.”

Some fans took to Twitter to express relief, interpreting the conference comments as a sign Howe would stay at the club for the time being, while others called for him to take up the mantle of English football left vacant by Sam Allardyce’s dishonourable departure on Tuesday.

Howe is credited with securing Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2014/15 season.

Respected and esteemed by fans, Howe remained humble after the achievement, saying: “It shouldn’t be them thanking me, it should be me thanking them. It is a family club and deserves its moment in the sun.”


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