Ahead of their clash with Chelsea, Howe has questioned the way managers are treated in the modern game.
“Well if that’s the case we’ve all got problems,” he said.
“I don’t know where we go from there. That just defies belief really that someone who has done such a fine job at Chelsea can even be talked of in that way.
“But that’s the modern way it seems, that’s the way the game’s gone.
“I don’t like to see managers sacked.
“It makes the profession very delicately poised, at all times.
“When you’re on a losing run there are always questions about your future.
“I don’t think it’s good for the profession.”