The Dutch international has made just 24 league appearances since joining City in the summer of 2020.
An awful lot of words about a lot of managers in here to basically say, in summary, Eddie Howe good, Steve Bruce bad.
"Since the first day the new manager's come in, I've loved every second of working with him."
"I would rather these things stay internal than external because we have to also manage expectations."
“It’s the aggression towards the opposition, it’s swarms of people around one or two people. That doesn’t sit well with me at all."
"We have ambitions to improve, so I hope that we’re not in this position again where we’re fighting."
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has praised Mikel Arteta for maintaining Arsenal’s push to rejoin the Premier League’s top four while overhauling his squad.
“I’m very much a thinker, so I was very calm and I always believed. I always believed in the players."
Sources on Tyneside have indicated the Magpies are likely to have a war chest of somewhere between £60m and £80m this summer.
Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe will speak to his players on Friday in a bid to avoid any fall-out from an interview with Allan Saint-Maximin.
“I think Liverpool were probably not at their best but we weren’t either and when you play these games you have to be."
Howe took over with Newcastle winless across all competitions. They are now ninth in the Premier League.
"For the first time the shackles came off a bit. The confidence on the ball was high and hopefully this is a glimpse of the future."
"I might look back in ten years’ time and say it was the best thing that happened to me personally."
Victory over Crystal Palace on Tyneside on Wednesday evening would take Newcastle to 40 points.
"They love him and rightly so after today's performance. He was magnificent in every discipline of the game."
"I think he will be the stepping stone. He will be the Mark Hughes before Roberto Mancini."
“That is fundamental to our future, so for all those different reasons, I do not think it will ever be a case of wholesale changes.”
"It is a city built on football. We have to repay that support and passion with hard work and dedication."
“He’s an incredible talent and yes, of course he has a long-term future at the club.”
“After a second half like that you want to play again very quickly. I want to put the memory of this game away.”
“Maxi is certainly a unique footballer. I’ve never coached anyone quite like him, and that’s a positive thing."
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“I have to say I have not seen too much of that, back-heeling the ball in from that range."
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"He wants us all to get better and for me, he’s a great man and a great coach."
"We are very keen to have him back and back at his best... We are trying to build up his fitness. He's nearly there."
"We handled it well. We defended well and put our bodies on the line and did the nasty stuff really well."