With all the recent speculation about Arsene Wenger and the possible end of his long reign as the Arsenal manager, there have been all sorts of names put forward as potential replacements for the Frenchman, but I am surprised that we have not heard more about Eddie Howe. I think this exciting young English manager might have an outside chance of the job and even if he does not get it this time, if he continues to impress it could just be a matter of time.
The Bournemouth boss has worked wonders at his current club and without massive financial backing as well. The Cherries were favourites to be relegated at the start of the season but despite some big injury lay-offs to key players like their striker Calum Wilson, Howe is on the verge of ensuring their safety and he could do us and himself a huge favour today by taking points off Tottenham at White Hart lane.
Bournemouth need just two points to reach that magical 40 number and with the spuds having to cope without players like Vertonghen and possibly Dier, as well as being on the back of a bad run of three defeats and just one win in the last five games, Howe could well endear himself to the Arsenal fans today.