Howe takes over at Turf Moor

Burnley have confirmed the appointment of Eddie Howe as their new manager on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The 33-year-old leaves npower League One side Bournemouth to replace Brian Laws at Turf Moor and has been joined by his assistant Jason Tindall.

Howe watched the Clarets draw with npower Championship leaders QPR at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Howe took over at Bournemouth in January 2009 with the Cherries staring at relegation out of the Football League after a 17-point deduction.

But the rookie guided his side to safety and then - despite a transfer embargo as the financial difficulties continued - took them into League One last May.

Howe was forced to sell top scorer Brett Pitman to Bristol City in August and then saw another striker, Josh McQuoid, join Millwall, but still leaves his side in fourth.

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