Karren Brady raves about West Ham United-linked Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

Karren Brady

Eddie Howe, currently in charge of Championship club Bournemouth, has been linked with the managerial job at Premier League outfit West Ham United.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has been singing the praises of Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe in The Sun.

This is Howe’s second spell in charge of Bournemouth, and he has done a superb job at the Goldsands Stadium.

The Cherries are currently second in the Championship table with 84 points from 44 matches, level on points with third-placed Middlesbrough but ahead on goal difference.

Bournemouth also have a game in hand, and West Ham vice-chairman Brady seems to be impressed with Howe’s work and cannot praise him enough.

“Managers say there is no tougher job in football than winning promotion from the Championship,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun.

“So along comes a young man who looks a bit like Robert Redford in his prime, leading a minor club from a genteel seaside town from League Two to the brink of the Premier League.

“Eddie Howe, bred by and wedded to Bournemouth, is two wins, or maybe less, from creating a legend.”

The praise that Howe has been getting is nothing more than he deserves, and even if Bournemouth fall at the final hurdle, the 37-year-old will still be considered a success.

Interestingly, Howe has been linked with the West Ham managerial job, with The Telegraph claiming that the Englishman is “on a long list of potential candidates to succeed Sam Allardyce”.

Allardyce’s current contract with the Hammers runs out at the end of the season, and no new deal is in place.

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