AFC Bournemouth have confirmed that Jonathan Woodgate will take temporary charge of the club following Jason Tindall’s sacking on Tuesday.
Jonathan Woodgate Placed in Temporary Charge at Bournemouth
Jason Tindall Sacked
Following Bournemouth’s 2-1 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening, the Cherries parted company with manager, Jason Tindall.
The 43-year-old had been with the club for over 20 years as a player and assistant manager before taking the managerial role in the summer following the departure of Eddie Howe.
But four successive league defeats and a run of just one win in eight Championship fixtures led to his dismissal from the club.
Following Tindall’s dismissal, newly appointed assistant manager Jonathan Woodgate has replaced the outgoing manager.
The former Middlesbrough manager only joined the club as assistant manager last week following the departure of Graeme Jones to Newcastle United.
As a player, the defender turned out for Leeds United, Newcastle, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough before eventually taking over as manager at the northeast club.
He was appointed as manager in June 2019 but was dismissed a year later in June 2020 with the club outside the relegation zone on goal difference. He won just nine of his 41 games in charge.
A club statement read: “Woodgate, who has previous managerial experience at Middlesbrough, will oversee training and lead the team on Saturday for the Sky Bet Championship home fixture against Birmingham City.
“This decision has been taken while the club’s board of directors identify and conduct full and thorough due diligence on suitable external candidates ahead of an interview process, with the aim of confirming a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”
What’s to Come for Woodgate at Bournemouth
Woodgate will now take charge of training ahead of a home fixture against struggling Birmingham City. The Cherries then host Burnley in the fifth round of the FA Cup before returning to league action with a trip to Nottingham Forest.