Burnley FC manager Eddie Howe becomes a dad

BURNLEY V PRESTON: Eddie Howe'Photo Ben Parsons

BURNLEY V PRESTON: Eddie Howe'Photo Ben Parsons

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CLARETS manager Eddie Howe is celebrating his greatest result – becoming a father for the first time.

Burnley’s young manager is now the proud dad of a bouncing baby boy after wife Vicky gave birth by caesarean section at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, on Wednesday.

Baby Howe, who is still to be named, weighed in at 7lb. 12oz. Mother and baby are doing well and due to be released from hospital today.

Eddie (33) who took up the managerial reins at Turf Moor in January was the youngest manager in the Football League when he was appointed Bournemouth boss in January 2009.

The beaming boss said: “It’s fantastic. It’s my first child so it’s been a really good week. I’m very happy.

“I’ve been warned what I’ve been letting myself in for but I still don’t think I realise what’s going to happen.

“We haven’t got a name for him yet. Me and my wife are still debating that. You’d think we’d have had long enough! I don’t think our ideas match what he looks like!”