AFC Bournemouth have sacked Jason Tindall less than six months after his appointment. The former assistant to Eddie Howe had been at the club for nine years.
Jason Tindall Sacked by AFC Bournemouth
Jason Tindall Sacked as Bournemouth Fail to Keep Up With Promotion Rivals
Bournemouth – who found themselves at the Championship’s summit just eight games ago – have now lost their last four games, with three of those coming against teams in the bottom half of the table. And, to make matters worse for the declining Cherries, Blackburn Rovers could displace the South Coast club in the Championship play-off places, should they win their game in hand.
The Cherries have also lost that early firepower that saw their front three of Junior Stanislas, Dominic Solanke and David Brooks emerge as the most fearsome front line in the division, having only scored six goals in their last 10 games.
The decision to part ways with Tindall followed Bournemouth’s most disappointing result yet, a 2-1 home loss to relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday. And the defeat means that The Cherries are now 13 points behind league leaders Norwich City, and face a huge uphill battle to regain their previous form and challenge for automatic promotion once more.
What Was Said?
In Bournemouth’s statement confirming Tindall’s departure, the club said: “We would like to place on record our thanks to Jason for his services to AFC Bournemouth over the past 22 years.
“He is someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing the club from its darkest days and taking it on the greatest journey it has ever had.
“It is a decision which has not been taken lightly, given Jason’s outstanding commitment to the club as a player, assistant manager and manager.
“However, recent performances and results have fallen well below the board’s expectations.
“We feel a change is needed now in order to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals that were clearly set out last summer.”