The Cherries meet Chelsea on Saturday.
Howe said: “I find him a really enthralling character, someone who is very passionate, he’s as passionate away from the touchline.
“It’s fascinating to talk football with him for a period of time.
“I think he’s brought a great deal to the Premier League, he’s played a massive part of that three-at-the-back revolution.
“He’s brought a lot of passion and drive to the touchline.
“He’s intriguing to watch tactically, and with how he motivates his team.”