NEWCASTLE are reportedly set to hold talks with manager Eddie Howe over a new contract.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, which reports the Magpies want to reward Howe for securing his Premier League status ahead of next season.
Negotiations are set to start later this summer and the toon is hoping for an agreement to be reached by the start of next season in early August.
The 44-year-old took over at a very difficult time in November when the Magpies were 19th in the table but still managed to turn things around and help them work their way into secure midfield.
Both parties are generally relaxed about the forthcoming negotiations, but it suddenly became clear that the Amersham-born tactician had just two years left on his contract.
His current deal is thought to be worth £4million-a-year, which is similar to the one he previously signed at Bournemouth.
Howe sees his long-term future in Newcastle and his family are expected to move north with him in the coming months.
His wife and three children still live on the South Coast, but the former Cherries boss has convinced the toon hierarchy and fans that he deserves a longer stay at the club.
Howe reunited the dressing room and re-engaged supporters after last year’s Saudi takeover.
His work in Tyneside has also seen him shortlisted for Manager of the Year.
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That has earned him a close relationship with Newcastle co-owners Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi.
Howe has amassed a total of 12 wins and 10 losses in 26 games since replacing Steve Bruce on the hotseat.
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