Burnley issue 'hands off' warning over Howe

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

BURNLEY have issued a ‘hands off’ warning after manager Eddie Howe was linked with a return to his old club, AFC Bournemouth.

The Clarets boss was installed as one of the bookmakers’ favourites for the vacant post, after Paul Groves was sacked yesterday.

The League One Cherries have won only one game this season, and it is believed that chairman Eddie Mitchell is keen on a reunion with Howe, who led the club to promotion at the end of his first full season in charge in 2010, despite operating under the constraints of a transfer embargo.

However, I understand that at this stage of his career – and less than two years after making the step up to the Championship with Burnley – Howe would not be interested in going back to Dean Court, where he began his career as a defender.

The Clarets would also be reluctant to lose their boss.

Chief executive Lee Hoos said: “Burnley Football Club would not welcome any approach for Eddie Howe from any club.

“We are in the process of building for the future with Eddie and his staff and speculation is an unwanted distraction.”

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7:28am Thu 4 Oct 12

golazzo says...

What's Howe done for Burnley so far, underachieved I say. Let him go.
What's Howe done for Burnley so far, underachieved I say. Let him go. golazzo
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7:46am Thu 4 Oct 12

Coeur de Lion says...

You can't blame him for wanting to make the step up.
You can't blame him for wanting to make the step up. Coeur de Lion
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8:14am Thu 4 Oct 12

BigOrra says...

Agent Kean's available if Howe decides to jump ship
Agent Kean's available if Howe decides to jump ship BigOrra
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8:23am Thu 4 Oct 12

merlinrabbit says...

That's funny. Linked with Bournemouth. For one minute I thought Venkys were really insane and were contemplating calling our agent Howe back into base
That's funny. Linked with Bournemouth. For one minute I thought Venkys were really insane and were contemplating calling our agent Howe back into base merlinrabbit
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8:27am Thu 4 Oct 12

ewood1952 says...

Look's like he ha had enough of the inbreading.
Look's like he ha had enough of the inbreading. ewood1952
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8:29am Thu 4 Oct 12

Chico! says...

To be fair, an ambitious guy like Eddie Who is bound to fancy moving on when a bigger club comes sniffing around.

Just like Coyle.

Though I would have thought the Brighton job would be 'more up his alley'.

Lol.
To be fair, an ambitious guy like Eddie Who is bound to fancy moving on when a bigger club comes sniffing around. Just like Coyle. Though I would have thought the Brighton job would be 'more up his alley'. Lol. Chico!
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8:40am Thu 4 Oct 12

dids198 says...

Chico! wrote:
To be fair, an ambitious guy like Eddie Who is bound to fancy moving on when a bigger club comes sniffing around.

Just like Coyle.

Though I would have thought the Brighton job would be 'more up his alley'.

Lol.
keano for burnley !
[quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: To be fair, an ambitious guy like Eddie Who is bound to fancy moving on when a bigger club comes sniffing around. Just like Coyle. Though I would have thought the Brighton job would be 'more up his alley'. Lol.[/p][/quote]keano for burnley ! dids198
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9:31am Thu 4 Oct 12

AndyW says...

BigOrra wrote:
Agent Kean's available if Howe decides to jump ship
Exactly.

You lot seemed to be in full support of old Keano a couple of weeks ago.

You'd be a perfect match for each other...
[quote][p][bold]BigOrra[/bold] wrote: Agent Kean's available if Howe decides to jump ship[/p][/quote]Exactly. You lot seemed to be in full support of old Keano a couple of weeks ago. You'd be a perfect match for each other... AndyW
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12:47pm Thu 4 Oct 12

throatwarbler says...

Terry Fenwick is looking for a move back to England from the Caribbean.
Terry Fenwick is looking for a move back to England from the Caribbean. throatwarbler
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12:48pm Thu 4 Oct 12

throatwarbler says...

Mitchell IN
Mitchell IN throatwarbler
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7:30pm Thu 4 Oct 12

turd moor says...

for a minute i thought he was linked with rovers,hope not
for a minute i thought he was linked with rovers,hope not turd moor
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7:55pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Mike_French says...

We don't want him back..........
We don't want him back.......... Mike_French
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