As previously reported in some quarters Staveley confirmed that discussions between Howe and the consortium had taken place before the takeover was cleared by the Premier League in early October. “We met with Eddie some time ago and discussed his appointment back when Mike still owned the club. But we do have to do a full search of the marketplace and find the perfect fit. Eddie is the perfect fit. We couldn't have imagined bringing in a better manager. He is so dynamic”.
On the transfer window Staveley stated, “We have got a robust business plan and we are developing that every week. We are preparing for the January transfer window. It’s ordinarily not a window we would look to invest in because you don't normally get the right deals but that is something that is important at the moment.”
The full interview on NUFC TV can be viewed here.