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.
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.
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.