Bruno Guimaraes praises ‘helpful' Eddie Howe for his work since taking over as Newcastle manager, claiming the 44-year-old ‘has turned water into wine' under the club's new ownership
- Bruno Guimaraes has praised Eddie Howe for his work as Newcastle manager
- Howe took over from Steve Bruce in November last year under new ownership
- He has led the Magpies to tenth in the Premier League table this season
- The club had endured years of relegation battles under Bruce and Mike Ashley
Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has praised Eddie Howe for his work since taking over from Steve Bruce as manager of the club.
Howe replaced Bruce in November last year after the club was taken over from Mike Ashley, and has lead the Magpies to tenth in the Premier League table – with favourable fixtures on the horizon – after years of relegation battles.
Speaking to FourFourTwo via ChronicleLive, Guimaraes said Howe has ‘turned water into wine' in ‘bringing a winning mentality to the club' as the side look to push on under their new ownership.
Bruno Guimaraes has praised Newcastle manager Eddie Howe for his work at the club
Howe has taken the Magpies to tenth in the Premier League table after seven games this year
‘I'm enjoying working with him, I really am,' he said. ‘And not only as a coach but as a person.
‘I admire the way he manages the whole group. He has a very human side with everyone.
‘He's turned water into wine here, leading a team that many saw as virtually relegated to the middle of the table. He's bringing a winning mentality to the club – crucial when you have such a big project.'
The 44-year-old took over in November last year when new ownership came into the club
Guimaraes joined Newcastle in January for £35million from Lyon and has impressed fans with a string of stellar performances under Howe.
He was linked with European champions Real Madrid in the summer, but a move never materialised, and he's now focused on the Tyneside club and improving with help from Howe.
‘Everybody has been very helpful so far, but Eddie in particular has always given me confidence,' he said.
The Brazil midfielder has scored five goals in 22 games since joining for £35million in January
Manager Steve Bruce (left) and owner Mike Ashley (right) both left the club last year
‘He would come to me and ask: “Where do you prefer to play? Here? There? OK. What's your favourite role on the pitch? I want to help you adjust to my playing style but you have your own characteristics too – where do you think you can help me most?”‘
Guimaraes had missed three games in a row for Newcastle through injury, but returned at the weekend for the club's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.
Howe's side face Fulham after the international break, before fixtures against Fulham, Brentford, Manchester United and Everton.