Premier League side Newcastle United are reportedly planning to offer manager Eddie Howe a new deal.

The Daily Mail reports that Newcastle United are prepared to enter into discussion with manager Eddie Howe over a new contract this summer. Howe took over as the club manager in November last year, replacing Steve Bruce.

A Saudi Arabia-backed consortium bought Newcastle from previous owner Mike Ashley, bringing an end to his 14-year association with the club. The Magpies subsequently parted ways with then-manager Steve Bruce and appointed former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe at the helm of affairs.

Newcastle United were struggling at the 19th spot in the Premier League table and without a win when Howe took over, staring at the prospect of relegation. But, Howe oversaw a gradual improvement in results and drove the club towards the mid-table. He has managed the Magpies in 25 Premier League matches, winning 12, drawing four and losing nine in the process.

The new ownership helped Howe’s cause as they pumped in transfer funds to add Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes in the January window. Newcastle are 12th in the league table going into the final matchday with 46 points in 37 matches, and can even finish in the top half if other results go their way.

The change in fortune has the ownership convinced that Howe is the right man to lead the club’s resurgence and are ready to offer him a new deal. While both the parties aren’t looking to rush into things, the club are eager to tie the 44-year-old, who initially signed a two-year contract, to a longer deal.

Howe’s family is expected to move to Newcastle shortly with discussions over a new deal set to take place this summer. There is a growing belief that the manager will have put pen to paper on a new deal before the next season kicks off. The former Bournemouth boss reportedly earns £4 million per year as per his current contract.

This development comes only days after reports claimed that Newcastle were looking at Jose Mourinho as a candidate to take over for next season as they sought to challenge for European football. But, it seems like the Magpies have put their faith in Howe and are also actively looking for options to improve the squad ahead of the next term to back the 44-year-old manager.

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