REPORT: Jason Tindall Expected to Replace Eddie Howe at Bournemouth


After failing to avoid the drop, Eddie Howe’s fairytale at Bournemouth finally came to an end. The former player turned manager guided the Cherries from the depths of League Two, just about able to pay their way, to an established Premier League club. The story, both sensational and dreamlike, didn’t receive its deserved happy ending, however. Now, Bournemouth must look towards a new era, reportedly starting with the appointment of Jason Tindall. 

Jason Tindall Set to Takeover at Bournemouth

The Right Appointment?

According to Peter Rutzler of the Athletic, the long-term assistant of Eddie Howe will become the man to replace the departed manager. The news comes in spite of Tindall’s lack of managerial experience. With the often chaotic and competitive Championship to compete in next season, the reports of Tindall’s potential appointment has surprised many. 

It is worth noting, however, that it was an unconventional managerial appointment that led to Bournemouth’s rise in the first place. Eddie Howe, just a former player at the time, came into the job with little experience; the doubters flocked in their numbers. Yet, his appointment turned out to be a stroke of genius, and a crucial part in Bournemouth’s history.

By keeping the next arrival in house and one that the players already know so well, the Cherries could see Premier League football again very soon. Tindall is a respected and liked figure around the club; players will be keen to endure better times for him and they will know how much the job and club means to him.

Summer Business the Key

With Nathan Ake’s move to Manchester City now confirmed, Bournemouth will want to splash the £41 million in cash wisely. They must get their summer business correct. More players are expected to leave, and this should help fund Bournemouth’s Premier League return. But, if they fail to spend the incoming money wisely, then a top-flight return will be out of the question.

As for Jason Tindall, his dream of taking the reins has reportedly finally come true. Now, he must take the opportunity and guide the Cherries back into the top-flight.

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