Pep Guardiola provides brilliant response when told of Eddie Howe's 6am starts
Pep Guardiola is a five-time Premier League -winning manager after guiding Manchester City to a third consecutive triumph this season. But even the Catalan coach was surprised by Eddie Howe's routine amid a similarly impressive campaign at Newcastle United .
Howe has guided Newcastle to the brink of Champions League qualification, needing just one point in their final two games to guarantee a top-four spot.
And a recently revealed potential secret to his success at St James' Park could be his productive starts at Newcastle's training ground.
Howe has explained his daily routine while transforming the Magpies' fortunes, starting with arriving at Darsley Park at 6am.
He said: "I do a little workout to get my energy going. I use the facilities to get my energy in a good place. And then, I set about work and preparing the day."
In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of Sunday's coronation against Chelsea, Guardiola was in disbelief when he heard of Howe's early starts.