Eddie Howe has done a truly remarkable job at Bournemouth. Taking the club at which he broke through from the brink of relegation out of the Football League to the security of season after season in the Premier League, he has become one of England’s most respected managers.
Howe’s achievements remain unmatched by any other manager in the modern era, and the longevity he has shown at one club is increasingly rare. He has been Bournemouth’s manager for almost 11 of the past 12 years, and is rightly praised not only for the quality of his team’s football, but also their efficacy.
Bournemouth have established themselves in the Premier League while playing attractive football, making them something of a neutral’s favourite, and what is perhaps most impressive about Howe’s work is his team’s adaptability. He has managed them through four divisions, in periods of different tactical trends as well as financial hardship, and he has consistently succeeded. Howe ensures that his team and his tactics remain fresh with regular changes, as he has again done throughout 2019/20.