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Eddie Howe Father Is Not Don Howe, He Was Raised By Single Mother Anne Howe


Eddie Howe has a impressive start as a Newcastle manager this season with his team currently third on the premier table heading to Christmas.
Eddie Howe has a impressive start as a Newcastle manager this season with his team currently third on the premier table heading to Christmas.( Source : skysports )

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe was born to a father of five but it was not the late Don Howe. Many are under the impression that the two are related.

And to be honest, it is not entirely their fault either. If somebody googles "Eddie Howe father," the search results will tell them that the late English football player and manager Donald "Don" Howe is Eddie Howe's father.

The two coaches, however, have no relation to one another. Don, the legend of English football, passed away on December 23, 2015, at age 80. At that time, Eddie was a manager at Bournemouth, leading The Cherries to the Premier League in April of that year.

If Don were Eddie's father, then Eddie would have reacted or should have said anything when Don passed away. However, none of those things occurred, so there is not even a remote possibility that Don and Eddie are father and son.

Eddie is on the hot seat as his team Newcastle beat Chelsea Saturday, November 12, in the final premier league game before the FIFA World Cup, to send the Tyneside club to third before Christmas. 

Eddie Howe Father Is Not Don Howe

Late English football legend Don Howe is not the father of Eddie Howe. They hold no ties to one another.

Don Howe was a father to three children, none of whom are Eddie Howe.

Former Arsenal coach Don Howe was married to a woman named Pauline G. Cooper, while Eddie's late mother was Anne Howe, who sadly passed away in 2012. If Don Howe were Eddie's father, he would have only two siblings, not four. Eddie is one of his mother Anne's five children, all of whom she reared.

Even with much evidence out there that nullifies the hypothesis that Don is the father of Eddie, people still tend to believe he is. That owes to the fact that they both hold the same last name, and more importantly, Eddie never mentioned his birth father as his mother raised him and his four siblings all by herself.

Google showing Eddie Howe father as Don Howe which is not accurate. Don is not Eddie's real father.
Google showing Eddie Howe father as Don Howe which is not accurate. Don is not Eddie's real father. ( Source : google )

A Twitter user @UnitedNews_NUFC also debated this conundrum as he asked if Don is Eddie's dad, but many replies on the comment came negative. A user replied, "There's been conflicting information, but no. Also, Eddie would have said if that was the case."

Now that it has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Don is not Eddie's biological father, this does not alter the fact that Donald is one of the top-notch managers England has ever had.

English football legend and former Arsenal manager Don Howe passed away on 23 December 2015 at age 80.
English football legend and former Arsenal manager Don Howe passed away on 23 December 2015 at age 80. ( Source : mirror )

Don Howe, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 80, had a more incredible reputation in the sport of football, serving as the No. 2 to several different managers than most people have achieved by actually managing a team.

After having a prosperous playing career in the 1950s and 1960s for West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal, and England, he was eventually appointed to various high-profile management jobs on an as-needed basis. However, Howe's true impact was felt most while serving in the influential role of assistant manager.

Eddie Howe Grew Up With His Family In Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Eddie Howe has always held his family values higher than football. That is what he learned growing up in Amersham.

Born Edward John Frank Howe on November 29, 1977, his birthday is just days ahead. Since there are no longer any club games, Eddie will most likely be at his house, where he will commemorate his 45th birthday on November 29 with his family and other relatives.

Traveling back to his early days, his mother, Anne, had five children, and he was the fourth and second youngest of the bunch. Eddie came from modest origins in Chesham, on the outskirts of Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Former Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe was raised by his mother Anne in a family of six. His mom nurtured him and his five siblings as a single mom.
Former Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe was raised by his mother Anne in a family of six. His mom nurtured him and his five siblings as a single mom. ( Source : themag )

"I had the love of a brilliant mum, the company of brothers and one sister," Howe added. "I had brilliant grandparents too, who made up for what I missed in terms of a father figure growing up."

His mother raised him and his four siblings as a single mom. The former Bournemouth manager is still very close to his siblings, including his two older brothers, Charlie and Dan, his beloved sister Rowena and his half-brother Steve Lovell.

He said he has never been lacking in anything. Therefore, if he had the opportunity to relive his youth, he would do everything the same way without making a single adjustment, keeping the family values alive.

His early years were spent playing for local junior clubs Rossgarth and Parley Sports in Verwood, Dorset, before he jumped to the professional ranks with AFC Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe Was Born To English Parents And Raised By Mother Anne

Eddie Howe was born to English parents and raised by a single parent, his mother, Anne Howe. Anne cared for him and his four siblings.

He had never spoken of his father except for one time when he mentioned that his grandparents fulfilled the role of a father figure for him when he was growing up.

Eddie Howe accepting the PL manager of the month award while ate Bournemouth.
Eddie Howe accepting the PL manager of the month award while ate Bournemouth. ( Source : premierleague )

The premier league manager is grateful to his mother, Anne, for being his ultimate source of motivation since she encouraged him as he pursued his goal of becoming a football player. 

Although Anne was a single parent, his mother was able to bring up all five of her children in a responsible way. She was required to hold anything from two to three jobs simultaneously.

Eddie Howe was a manager of Burnely in 2012 when his mother passed away due to illness. Howe could not return home due to his tight schedule at work.
Eddie Howe was a manager of Burnely in 2012 when his mother passed away due to illness. Howe could not return home due to his tight schedule at work. ( Source : skysports )

Eddie's work ethic directly results from seeing his mother juggle several responsibilities to provide for the family. Her selflessness and capacity to take on such a wide variety of duties inspired her kids to work very hard.

"She provided the foundation and the values to carry us through and give us a good grounding.", Eddie said.

Unfortunately, his mother passed away in 2012. However, at that time, he was quite distant from home and did not even have the opportunity to grieve his loss properly. A few months later, Howe returned to Dorset to aid in his family's recovery.

Eddie Howe Is The Father Of Three Sons

Eddie Howe is now a father himself. He and his wife, Vicki, has three sons, Harry Howe, Jay Howe, and Rocky Howe.

Last year in 2021, he had to relocate away from his family to accept his new position as manager of Newcastle. He reportedly stated that leaving his children behind was the hardest aspect of joining Newcastle.

Eddie Howe is the father of three, Rocky, Harry and Jay Howe and husband to his wife Vicki.
Eddie Howe is the father of three, Rocky, Harry and Jay Howe and husband to his wife Vicki. ( Source : inews )

After Eddie's move to Newcastle, he was ordered to spend many months away from his kids. Eddie, though, hopes to bring his family along on the ride. A father and husband, he is often on the go.

Isolation from his offspring is something he regrets. He hopes to enroll his kids in the new school. He claimed to have purchased a home in the Newcastle area.

Although his stay at Newcastle has been good for his career, he strongly wants to be near his loved ones. Now that there has been no club football for over a month, the 44-year-old can finally go home to his family, wife, and kids. 

Some FAQs

Is Don Howe Eddie Howe father?

No, Don Howe is not his father. They are completely unrelated. Don was married to Pauline not Eddie's mother Anne.

Who is Eddie Howe father?

Eddie has not revealed his father's identity. His mother raised him and with his four siblings as a single parent.

How many siblings does Eddie Howe have?

Eddie Howe has four siblings, three brother and a sister. They are Dan, Charlie, Steve and Rowena.