Howe says it’s the “hardest” determination he has ever needed to make after 4 promotions from League Two to the Premier League throughout two spells.
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 01/08/20 9:50pm
Eddie Howe has left his job as Bournemouth supervisor by mutual consent.
After the Cherries’ relegation to the Championship, Howe stated ending his 25-year affiliation with the membership was “one of the hardest (decisions) I’ve ever had to make”.
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“Although the affection and love I have for this football club will always remain, we collectively feel that now is the right time for the club to go in a new direction,” he stated, in an open letter to the membership’s supporters.
“Bournemouth will all the time be in my coronary heart, however I firmly consider that now could be the correct time for the membership to have a change.
“I’ve all the time ensured that each determination I’ve ever made as supervisor has been in the most effective pursuits of the membership and its supporters, and that is no totally different.”
The 42-year-old was answerable for managing Bournemouth from League Two proper the way in which as much as the Premier League for the primary time within the membership’s historical past in 2015.
He left the membership to hitch Burnley after taking the Cherries into League One in 2010 however returned to the south coast to guide them into the Championship in 2013 and the top-flight two years later, the place they’d firmly established themselves till this season.
The membership’s chief government Neill Blake stated: “Eddie Howe is synonymous with this soccer membership, each as a participant and a supervisor, and that may by no means change.
“He is kind of merely an AFC Bournemouth legend, having helped remodel the identification and historical past of the membership.
“Myself, our proprietor Maxim Demin and the board’s gratitude and appreciation for Eddie’s achievements can’t and can by no means be underestimated.
“A choice like this can’t be taken frivolously, which is why this has been mentioned collectively at size over the previous few days. It is even tougher given our shut private friendship.
“We want Eddie properly for regardless of the future holds and hope he enjoys some much-deserved and well-earned time along with his household.”
Howe – a former Bournemouth participant who performed for the membership over 300 instances – leaves Bournemouth after managing over 450 video games and attaining a highest ever league end of ninth in 2017.
Harry Redknapp: Howe labored miracle at Bournemouth
Harry Redknapp informed Sky Sports…
“It was disappointing in the long run however it was a miracle what they achieved. People neglect they had been within the third and fourth division for 100 years and all of a sudden they’re within the Premier League.
“The capacity of the stadium is 11,400 – it’s just been incredible what they’ve achieved. For five years they weren’t in a relegation battle, which is amazing.”