Eddie Howe insists he is “very happy” at Bournemouth and says he is desperate to help the club establish themselves in the Premier League.
The Cherries boss yesterday celebrated the third anniversary of his return to the club, who have climbed from League One to the top flight under the 37-year-old’s stewardship.
As a result of his fine work, Howe has attracted interest from bigger clubs and has even been touted for the England job. But the former Bournemouth player says he has no intention of leaving the south coast club.
He said: “My stance has always been very clear. While I am enjoying such a good relationship with the owner and the people who run the club, I am very happy here.
“The job is an exciting and challenging one but I am absolutely where I want to be in terms of league and club”
“I am desperate to move this club forward even more and to continue the success we have had.”
Howe believes he has plenty more to achieve at Dean Court.
He added: “I never feel success or failure is final. I think you should always try to get better. To this point, it has been a brilliant journey and I feel there is a lot more to come.
“There are going to be setbacks and disappointments. It is all part of the job but you need to have a resilience and confidence in yourself that you can withstand the bad times and, hopefully, enjoy the successes.”