Newcastle United fans are absolutely loving the revolution that manager Eddie Howe and his assistant coach Jason Tindall have brought onto the club.
The two long-time buddies have taken the Magpies from fighting in the bottom half of the Premier League table to finishing in fourth place in the Premier League last season – which has allowed them to play in the Champions League this time around..
Howe and Tindall have known each other for over two decades. They used to play together for Bournemouth before also going onto move into the coaching careers together. Indeed, the two coaches were both responsible for taking the Cherries from League One to the Premier League in the span of three years.
Not just that, but the two worked hard to keep them at the club for five years. Howe gained his reputation as one of the best young managers around in England during that period, but he never forgot the help that Tindall gave him.
That is why when Howe was appointed as Newcastle United manager in 2020, he brought Tindall along with him.
Even though Tindall might have a case of ‘main character syndrome’ and loves the attention of the camera, Howe really doesn’t mind seeing his buddy overshadow him at times.
Even Newcastle fans themselves don’t seem to care about that anymore and they equally love both the coaches for how they’ve worked to elevate the quality of their side.
Amid all this, some of the Magpies’ faithful brought out their chant for Howe and Tindall in their impressive win over Manchester City in the Carabao Cup third round. Fans are clearly delighted at how they’ve turned Newcastle into giant killers and gotten them to dominate games at home.
To celebrate the good work done by the coaching duo, the fans at St. James Park decided to belt out thenew chant dedicated for the Howe & Tindall connection.
The chant goes something like this: “And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it I li-li-like it, li-li-li Here we gooooo EDDIE HOWE and JASON TINDALL.”
This catchy chant has impressed a lot of fans and it is actually inspired by a classic rock hit by the British band ‘Status Quo’.
The chant is heavily inspired from their popular song ‘Rockin All Over The World’ and the lyrics, in particular, are derived from the chorus part of the song which goes something like this: “And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it, I li-li-like it, li-li-li, Here we go, Rockin’ all over the world.”
Basically, the Newcastle fans decided to swap the ‘Rockin all over the world’ part with ‘Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall’ bit, but kept the same catchy tune for this brilliant little chant.
The Newcastle manager actually got a chance to hear this chant as well because of how loudly St. James Park was rocking during their win over the Magpies.
He said: “I’ve certainly heard it! Status Quo are a band I admire!! Any reflection of love from supporters to us is greatly received. Prefer it to be for the players! But me and Jason are very grateful for it!”
Howe is clearly being a real gentleman about this chant as well, giving all the credit to the players for his side’s success and not being the spotlight seeker like his buddy Jason.
Despite their contrasting personalities, both Howe and Tindall remain beloved figures at Newcastle and will ensure that fans keep belting out this chant for many years to come by helping the Magpies be successful in the years ahead.