Eddie Howe has been heavily linked to replace Arsenal’s long-term manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger recently completed his 20 years since being appointed Arsenal boss and according to media reports he is expected to end his managerial stint with the Gunners when his contract expires next summer.
Arsenal are reportedly a great admirer of Howe. The Bournemouth coach is highly regarded in England after leading the Cherries to the Premier League and then helping them to survive the relegation battle last season.
However, Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn has denied any approach from the English giants for Howe. Talking to Daily Mail, Mostyn said that the manager has still unfinished business at the club as Howe wants the Cherries to stabilise in the Premier League.
“For us, it’s flattering to have our manager linked with jobs, although nobody has actually contacted us in a professional manner about them, with Arsenal, Everton, and England,” he said.
“It’s immensely flattering when people are interested in our manager or players but at the same time, we could probably do without that. It does have an effect on people.
“Eddie is committed to the work he started with us and in his words, there is still unfinished business. I know he wants to stabilise the club so that we’re a regular member of the Premier League elite and that is what our achievements have shown so far.”
One of the most influential managers in the world, the French tactician has brought a revolution at the North London club since taking charge in 1996. However, after a very successful first decade, he has struggled to bring silverwares in his second decade with the club. There have been calls from certain quarters to sack him and this season is seen as the last season for the legendary manager at the Emirates.