Burnley FC Manager Eddie Howe joins long list of Show Racism the Red Card patrons.
Eddie Howe, manager of Burnley FC, contacted us this week to pledge his support to Show Racism the Red Card. Burnley FC are great supporters of our campaign and, with the support of Howe, this year's event should be the best yet!
Howe began his professional career at Bournemouth, after signing from local football team Parley Sports. He soon established himself as an important player. His performances earned him many admirers and he was selected for the Football League side that played their Italian counterparts in a special friendly, as well as being capped for the England Under-21 team in the Toulon Tournament in 1998.
Howe returned to Bournemouth as a youth coach under Jimmy Quinn and took over as caretaker manager when Quinn was sacked on 31 December 2008. Even though his two games in charge as caretaker manager were away defeats, he was hired as the permanent manager of the club on 19 January 2009 and brought the club out of the relegation zone despite a 17 point deficit.
On 16 January 2011 Howe was announced as the new manager of Burnley after signing a three-and-a-half year contract at the Championship club. His first game was a 4-2 FA cup victory over League Two side Port Vale, with Chris Eagles scoring twice. His first league game was away to Scunthorpe, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Information on Eddie Howe from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Howe.