Net closes on Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe could be the next manager of Burnley FC
Eddie Howe could be the next manager of Burnley FC

THE net is closing on Burnley’s new manager, with Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe set to take the reins.

At the time of writing, a formal approach had been made for the 33-year-old - although the club were reticent to go public in light of the Paul Lambert situation at Norwich last week.

The former Bournemouth and Portsmouth defender - a one-time teammate of Wade Elliott at Dean Court - turned down the chance to go to Championship strugglers Crystal Palace and League 1 promotion hopefuls Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

However, firm interest from Burnley appears to have brought about a rethink from Howe, whose odds plummeted to 1/20 on Wednesday afternoon.