Eddie Howe fires warning to Burnley ahead of crunch Newcastle United clash

Eddie Howe could relegate former club Burnley should Newcastle United get a result at Turf Moor on the final day of the Premier League season.

Eddie Howe will forever remain grateful to Burnley - but he isn’t planning on doing his former club any favours today.

Howe takes his Newcastle United side to Turf Moor with the Clarets needing to match Leeds United’s result at Brentford to remain in the Premier League.

Mike Jackson’s men, holding a far superior goal difference, sit 17th in the table level on points with Leeds, who occupy the final relegation spot.

Burnley, in the Championship at the time, poached Howe from Bournemouth in 2011, where he went on to manage 87 games.

But the 44-year-old’s time in the North West won’t at all carry any weight, with Howe’s focus now solely Newcastle United.

“I have to be absolutely clinical in my approach to the game,” Howe said. “I’m here to win the game for Newcastle and we’re determined to do that. We will prepare as best we can.

“(We’re) determined to try and have a very similar performance to Arsenal in terms of mentality and attitude to the game. The only thoughts I have for Newcastle, not Burnley.”

On managing Burnley, Howe said: “It was a massive learning curve for me. It was a wonderful opportunity and I respect everyone at Burnley. I really enjoyed it, albeit the team was in transition.

“We had a lot of changes to make, not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well. When I went back to Bournemouth, I was a much better manager for that experience - I learned a lot.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity.”