Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has dismissed rumours linking him with becoming the next Arsenal boss next summer when Arsene Wenger’s contract expires. Media speculation suggested that the rookie boss is one of the frontrunners for the job.
Dismissed speculation about Arsenal job
However, at his weekly press conference prior to his team’s game against West Brom, he said: “I’d rather be linked doing something right than the other way, but my only focus is winning with Bournemouth.
“I am loyal. I love the town and I want to continue that association for as long as possible.
Specifically, on the link to the Gunners role, he added: “It’s meaningless. I don’t want to hear it. I don’t need to hear it. I just want to win games”.
Promising young boss
The link between Eddie Howe and Arsenal is understandable considering that the Cherries boss is considered one of the brightest young English bosses. His style of play is also of a similar to what the Gunners have played under Arsene Wenger.
The 38-year-old has achieved amazing things with the Cherries, helping the club from League Two to the Premier League, all while sticking to his passing philosophy.
This is not the first time the rookie boss has been linked with a big job in recent months, as he was reported to be one of the bosses England looked to appointed after Roy Hodgson summer exit.
Maybe that job came to soon and maybe next summer will come too soon for the promising but inexperienced boss. However, despite his inexperience, Howe is the favourite to be the next Gunners boss at odds of 7/1, ahead of the likes of Joachim Low, Frank De Boer, Roberto Mancini and Dennis Bergkamp in the betting.
Maybe Howe will be the next Arsenal boss, but that could be after Arsene Wenger is handed a contract extension at the north London club.
I have to admit I really like the fact that Eddie Howe has stuck to his principles and he talks a lot of sense when interviewed. He comes across as a very level-headed guy who loves football.
In the future, he could very well be a good choice for the Gunners, but I do not think he is yet ready for the step-up to a club the size of Arsenal just yet. He will no doubt continue to impress in Dorset and who knows where that will take him in the future.
Would Eddie Howe be a good choice for the next Arsenal boss?