Edward John Frank "Eddie" Howe (born 29, November 1977) is an English professional footballer and manager. He played most of his career at Bournemouth as a defender, and returned to the club as a manager for the first decade of his career, guiding them to the Premier League in 2015 and winning more than 40 points in back-to-back years, keeping them in the top flight despite a lack of resources compared to several clubs relegated during the same spell. In June of 2017, he was hired by Southampton to replace the departed Ronald Koeman, where he guided the Saints to a fourth-place finish by defeating sixth-placed Liverpool on the final matchday. Two months later, he left Southampton to become the manager of England.
As manager of England, he led the Three Lions to a perfect 30 points in qualifying for Euro 2020 - the second straight perfect qualifier for England - and lost a controversial quarterfinal match to Belgium. The Three Lions advanced to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after taking 26 points in qualifying and behind the play of Harry Kane, who would win the tournament's Ballon d'Or award, they reached the final to face France, losing .
Howe afterwards resigned as England manager after four years to return to club football, taking over from Patrick Vieira at Manchester City. Howe led City to consecutive fourth-place Premier League finishes in as well as runner-up in the Europa League in 2023. Howe was let go in 2026 after two straight years without silverware, quickly taking over West Ham after manager Robbie Keane had just left. Howe led West Ham to three straight top-two finishes before winning back-to-back Premier League titles in 2029 and 2030, as well as an FA Cup triumph in 2031.