Net closes on Eddie Howe

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.