Eddie Howe WILL be in the dugout for Newcastle’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday after new Magpies boss tests negative for Covid… in what will be ex-Bournemouth manager’s first game in the hotseat for relegation strugglers
Eddie Howe has tested negative for Covid-19 and will return to lead Newcastle United for the first time at Arsenal on Saturday.
The 43-year-old missed last weekend’s 3-3 draw at home to Brentford after learning he had contracted the virus less than 24 hours before kick-off.
Howe has been isolating in his hotel room for the past week but the club have now confirmed he is free to travel to London for the lunchtime kick-off.
Eddie Howe will be in the dugout for Newcastle United’s trip to Arsenal this weekend
Howe missed Newcastle’s 3-3 draw with Brentford due to a positive Covid test before the game
It is thought Howe’s symptoms were traced back to 10 days prior to this weekend’s game, although assistant Jason Tindall said during Friday’s pre-match press conference that the head coach had no symptoms last Friday and was surprised by the positive result. If so, that would suggest Howe is still within his 10-day isolation period.
However, the Premier League say each case is judged on its own merits and if all medical departments are satisfied it is safe after a negative PCR result, then it is possible for individuals to be released from isolation.
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