Eddie Howe will be allowed to spend as much as he can under FFP rules this summer after his ‘incredible’ job of taking Newcastle to the Champions League… but CEO Darren Eales insists they must call on the good characters
- Newcastle ‘in good hands’ with Eddie Howe and sporting director Dan Ashworth
- They need to build a team that can fight on all fronts next season
- CEO Darren Eales says investment will be ‘methodical and sustainable’
Newcastle will spend as much as Financial Fair Play will allow this summer, with club chiefs hailing the “incredible” job Eddie Howe has done in taking them to the Champions League.
CEO Darren Eales has said the investment will continue to be “methodical and sustainable”, but the club recognize the need to build a team capable of competing on a European and domestic front next season.
“The reality is that we’re always going to spend what we can on FFP, and that’s a good thing,” Eales said. “I can say, hand on heart, that the club will always do their best to get where we want to go. But we have to make sure we do it methodically and sustainably.
“We have to savor this moment because we are in the Champions League. It does not mean that we want to rest on our laurels, we will build for next year, but it is really important when we build this team that we bring the right characters, the right people that fit.
Howe focused on improving the players – those he inherited and brought over – and Eales said: “With Eddie it’s amazing to see what he’s done with the team. , how he galvanized them.” We have a great pair of hands with Eddie, he’s just amazing. The club is in good hands with Eddie and Dan (Ashworth), in terms of knowing what we are looking for.
Eddie Howe hailed for ‘incredible’ job of taking Newcastle to Champions League
The Newcastle boss will be supported in the summer transfer window to strengthen his squad
Newcastle chiefs believe the club is in good hands with Howe and sporting director Dan Ashworth (L)
“We’ve seen at other clubs, it’s not just the amount of money you spend, it’s how you spend it. He builds his team. We already have a club with a base that knows exactly what it is to be Newcastle.
Eales, speaking at True Faith’s end-of-season conference, added: “Qualifying for the Champions League is quite remarkable. I think if you had said at the start of the season that we would have had this place, we were just looking for progression.
“It’s amazing for the city, it’s amazing for the club. It’s remarkable what Eddie has done with the team.