After a great month for Newcastle, Eddie Howe has been chosen Premier League Manager of the Month for February.
Following Steve Bruce’s sacking in October, the Magpies have witnessed a comeback under Howe, including an extremely good February.
Newcastle United’s remarkable performance in February garnered Eddie Howe the Premier League’s manager of the month honour. His first award as Toon manager was secured with triumphs over Aston Villa, Everton, and Brentford, as well as a remarkable point at West Ham.
At AFC Bournemouth, Howe had won the manager of the month accolade three times. Newcastle had not won manager of the month since Steve Bruce received it in April last year for a late run of performance in the Premier League.
In their four matches last month, they triumphed three and drew one, pushing them outside of the bottom 3 for the very first time since September. They are now 14th in the table, ten points ahead of the relegation zone, and will strive for a top ten place by the end of the regular season.
Mikel Arteta, Ralph Hasenhuttl, and Jurgen Klopp also were nominated for the honour, but it went to Howe.
“A lot of questions were asked of our resilience and resolve, and ability to bounce back from what seemed, at some stages, I wouldn’t say impossible, but a very difficult moment and that’s where the players have really stepped up.”, he addressed the Premier League’s official website.
Newcastle’s next encounter is at Chelsea on Sunday, then by a trip to Everton the subsequent Thursday.