Eddie Howe appointed Burnley FC manager

Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall in the directors box at Turf Moor
Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall in the directors box at Turf Moor

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Eddie Howe, 33, as first team manager.

Howe has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Turf Moor.

The former AFC Bournemouth manager will be joined at Turf Moor by Jason Tindall, who was assistant manager at Dean Court.

Howe, who watched Burnley draw with QPR at Turf Moor this weekend, said: “This is a fantastic club and you only had to see the fans at the game here on Saturday to see how passionate they are.

“It is just a fantastic opportunity for Jason and myself to join such a big, ambitious and progressive club, and we are delighted.

“We had such a great time at Bournemouth and it was always going to take a special club for us to leave, because of the fantastic success we’ve had there in the past two years.

“We just felt Burnley was that club and we are ready to take on a huge challenge.

“However, it’s one we are excited by. The team is in a decent league position, but there is still a long way to go and hopefully we can get off to a good a start and see where that takes us.”