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'My specialist subject is football' | Howe refuses to comment on Newcastle ownership

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Eddie Howe says he's not qualified to answer questions about Newcastle's owners.

The club's new Saudi owners have come under further scrutiny due to Saudi Arabia's human rights record.

It follows the sanctions imposed on Chelsea owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

Howe has so far sidestepped making any comment on the situation - and today said he needed to read into the detail.

"It's a difficult one for everyone concerned. I understand the questions have to be asked, I've got no problem with that," he told assembled media.

"From my perspective - and I've always maintained this - my specialist subject is football.

"It's what I know, it's what I've trained to do."

"As soon as I deviate from that into an area where I don't feel qualified to have a huge opinion, I think I go into dangerous ground, so I prefer to stick to what I believe I know."

With Newcastle set to take on Everton tomorrow night, Howe was keen to focus on footballing matters.

But he says he will also need to explore the current world political situation too.

"I'm hugely proud to represent this football club and the supporters and the city and I'm trying to create a team the city can be proud of, and all my energy is going into that and will continue to."

"Obviously part of my job now in the modern football management scene is to know what's going on around the world, and I will have to do that.

"But football will have to be and will always be my passion and it will always be the main crux of my job, and I think that's where my time needs to be spent."

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