Eddie Howe doesn’t wish to be anyplace however Newcastle as he plots a path to lasting success after delivering Champions League soccer on the finish of his first full season on the helm.
The 45-year-old will spend the summer time working with the membership’s homeowners and sporting director Dan Ashworth to bolster a squad already enhanced by spending in extra of £250million for the challenges which lie forward.
In doing so he must make a collection of robust selections, however not about his personal scenario.
Asked if his long-term future lies at St James’ Park, Howe mentioned: “Very much so, there is no other thought in my mind.
“For as long as I’m wanted, Newcastle is where I want to be. I’m hugely excited about next season and hopefully beyond.”
Howe has been linked repeatedly with the England job lately and his early success on Tyneside after his sterling work at Bournemouth has seen his popularity blossom.
However, he’s not a person to relaxation on his laurels and is aware of what lies forward could show much more troublesome as he makes an attempt to steadiness the calls for of home and European soccer.
He mentioned: “It can be tougher [playing in Europe]. I don’t want to come across as negative or pessimistic in any way, or almost having that mindset going into next season. We need to go into next season full of positivity and full of what can be.
“We want to compete, we want to try to win a trophy, so we are very, very ambitious to move things on, but the challenges will get harder and we have to be better.”
Tyneside has been bathed in euphoria since Monday night time’s 0-0 draw with Leicester ensured only a third Champions League marketing campaign for the membership and took the strain off Sunday’s journey to Chelsea.
However, whereas he’s decided to make an impression amongst Europe’s elite, Howe has no intention of forgetting the bread and butter of the Premier League.
He mentioned: “I look at the Premier League as your first target, the foundation to your season, really, so we won’t be going away from all eyes on the Premier League, all eyes on making sure we start as well as we can and we try to be as consistent as we can.
“We won’t be taken off course in terms of our focus. The Champions League will start later on. It’s the foundation that we’re looking at and that’s the Premier League.”
If the hunt for Europe was one thing of a pipe dream again in August, the desperation to finish a trophy drought which dates again to 1969 stays after regardless of February’s Carabao Cup ultimate defeat, and that won’t be pushed into the background both.
Howe mentioned: “We won’t look at the domestic cups and sacrifice them for the Champions League. That’s not my mindset sitting here now.
“We want to try to win a trophy and we came very close this year. We want to go one step further.”