AFC Bournemouth are set to name their new manager according to reports emerging on Saturday morning, and it’s a decision which comes with mixed reaction.
He will come in to replace Eddie Howe who resigned from the Cherries earlier this month following relegation to the Championship.
His long term assistant has been the bookies favourite for the job, whilst he has been interviewed with the other unnamed candidates.
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The successor to Howe is set to be Jason Tindall, who is currently in interim charge at Dean Court.
Cherries chief executive Neill Blake, technical director Richard Hughes and owner Maxim Demin are the three club chiefs have been charge of the search for a new boss.
Blake was reportedly set to get married in Russia this week – but the Daily Echo understands he has been working remotely and that has not slowed the process for the club to find a new permanent manager.
Cherries are due back in pre-season on Monday the 17th of August, with the start of the Championship campaign on the weekend of September 12, so it’s vital they get a manager in ready.
Jason Tindall has expressed interest in the Bournemouth job, with the club’s former defender a key part of the coaching staff, helping them rise from League Two to the Premier League in 2015.
Tindall’s only other managerial experience came with non-league Weymouth as player-manager back in 2007.
He made 199 appearances for the Cherries as a player between 1998 and 2011. His son, Levi, also plays for the academy.
Sky Sport state they are unclear at this stage as to the makeup of Tindall’s backroom staff but it is likely that Stephen Purches will become his assistant.
Owner Maxim Demin has had a hands-on role in making this appointment and has forged a strong working relationship with Tindall over the last eight years.
More to follow.