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Official: AFC Bournemouth appoint Jason Tindall as manager

Jason Tindall, Eddie Howe
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Eddie Howe left Bournemouth after their relegation to the Sky Bet Championship and Jason Tindall has been tasked to return them to Premier League. 

Relegation to the Championship was heartbreak for the Cherries fans. After a five year romance in the English top-flight competition, they were sent down on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign. 

Further heartbreak awaited them as youth academy graduate and manager of eight years, Eddie Howe left the manager’s role. 

The club was in search of a competent replacement and have found it in another former pupil. Jason Tindall has been an assistant manager with Bournemouth since Howe’s first stint at the club in 2008.  

Tindall spent eight years as a player and 12 in the dugout. Like his predecessor, he knows the club inside out. 

He has a tough task on his hands, but one that he is familiar with. 

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be the manager of such a great football club,” Tindall told afcbTV.

“Given the success of the club over the last 12 years, with Eddie in charge and me by his side, I’m not going to come in and rip everything up and start again. I would be a fool to do that.”

“But I’m my own person with my own ideas and I will be looking to implement them as soon as we get back on the training ground.”

“I know the Championship is a very tough league but my aim is to get this club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.”

“This is a challenge that I feel I’m ready for and one I’m looking forward to.”

Steven Gerrard was linked with the vacant role but the Cherries have taken a punt on one of their own.