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Eddie Howe has signed an extension on the eve of Newcastle's Premier League season
Eddie Howe has signed an extension on the eve of Newcastle's Premier League season

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Howe pens Toon extension

Eddie Howe has commited his future to Newcastle by signing a new contract which the club have described as "long term".

The former Bournemouth boss, 44, was appointed by the Magpies last November, at a time when the club were still searching for a first Premier League win of the campaign.

Working alongside the club's new Saudi-backed owners, he guided the Toon Army to an impressive 11th-place finish and will hope to take a further step forward this term.

Howe said: "It's a great feeling to commit my future to this incredible club. I'm extremely proud to be the head coach of Newcastle and have enjoyed every moment here. 

"I'd like to take the opportunity to acknowledge my coaching team, the players, staff and supporters. They make it a very special place to be every day. 

"I'd also like to extend my gratitude to our owners and to [sporting director] Dan Ashworth. We are still at the start of our journey, but this is an exciting time to be a part of Newcastle and I'm very excited about the future together."

McGinn gets Gerrard’s backing

Steven Gerrard is convinced he made the right choice in making John McGinn the new captain of Aston Villa
Steven Gerrard is convinced he made the right choice in making John McGinn the new captain of Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard has spoken in glowing terms about his new Aston Villa captain John McGinn.

Gerrard named the 27-year-old Scot as skipper last month, taking over the role from England international Tyrone Mings.

The decision sparked plenty of discussion externally but Gerrard admits he is delighted with how the transition has gone on both sides.

He explained: "I think the change has been really smooth and that is credit to Tyrone’s reaction. I spoke to Tyrone first and gave him my reasons, some of which will remain private.

"But I inherited Tyrone as the captain when I took this job in November. I always wanted to name a full-time captain, I wanted that to be my captain and my decision.

"I analysed the group really closely on and off the pitch and I’m really happy and content with my decision to go with John McGinn.

"He’s universally respected, he’s been around the club for a long time and the fans adore him. Everyone around Bodymoor, around Villa Park has major respect for John.

"He plays with consistency, he’s my type of player."

Gunners loss was bolt for the Blues

Thomas Tuchel has been impressed by his squad's response to a heavy pre-season defeat by Arsenal
Thomas Tuchel has been impressed by his squad's response to a heavy pre-season defeat by Arsenal

Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea’s heavy pre-season defeat to Arsenal gave his side a much-needed reality check.

The Blues were thumped 4-0 by their London rivals in Florida a fortnight ago, in a performance the German described as "simply not good enough".

Yet the 48-year-old has been pleased with the response from his squad, who head to Everton for their Premier League opener tomorrow evening.

Tuchel said: "We are some steps further on [from that game]. Maybe it was necessary to lose that game against a rival like Arsenal, who are trying to take our place [in the top four]. It was a wake-up call for everybody.

"It is natural in the last week of pre-season you see a new focus, a new excitement and a new level in training. 

"The legs are fresh now, but we are not where we can be. We feel ready and competitive for tomorrow."

Lionesses rise to fourth

England have risen to fourth in the world rankings following their Women's Euro 2022 triumph.

The Lionesses were ranked eighth coming into the tournament but now find themselves only three places behind the USA, who they face at Wembley on October 7.

Beaten finalists Germany are up three places into second while Sweden — thumped 4-0 by Sarina Wiegman’s side in the semis — drop one spot to third.

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