Long-serving former Bournemouth man posts emotional farewell amid links to Newcastle United

Andy Howe, nephew of Newcastle United head coach Eddie, has announced his departure from Bournemouth via an emotional Instagram post.

Andy Howe has paid an emotional farewell to Bournemouth amid fresh reports he could join Newcastle United.

Howe, nephew of Magpies head coach Eddie, announced his departure from the Cherries over the weekend after 10 years with the South Coast outfit.

During his decade at the Vitality Stadium, Howe was highly commended for his most recent role as head of first-team player scouting.

Since the age of 21, Howe has held a UEFA B coaching badge and is currently undertaking stage Level 4 of the FA’s Talent ID programme.

According to the Daily Mail, talks between Newcastle and Howe are at an advanced stage, with a move growing ever likely.

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it will be the third time Howe has linked up with his uncle Eddie having also briefly worked together at Burnley.

‘Time for my next challenge’

“After an amazing 10 years within Bournemouth’s recruitment department, I’ve decided it’s time for my next challenge,” Howe posted on Instagram.

“As a Bournemouth lad and a Bournemouth supporter, this club has been a part of my life from the very beginning and will always hold a special place in my heart.

“The 10 years have flown by but what a 10 years it has been!! The journey has been incredible and like everyone else, I’m proud to have played a part in that journey.

“I want to thank everyone within the football club from past to present but more importantly to wish the club continued success.”

Newcastle are currently in Saudi Arabia enjoying a mid-season training camp as work continues in the search for new signings.

The North East club have until 11pm on Monday, January 31 to conclude their January transfer window - aimed to help achieve Premier League safety.