EXCLUSIVE: Bournemouth target surprise Eddie Howe successor

Date published: Wednesday 5th August 2020 9:16 - James Marshment

Eddie Howe

Bournemouth have enquired about Coventry City boss Mark Robins as they search for their new manager, TEAMtalk has been informed.

The Cherries are in the market for a new manager following Eddie Howe’s departure from at the weekend.

Howe parted company with club following an eight-year stint, but 11 overall having had one season with Burnley in-between.

Howe departed Bournemouth after more than 450 games in charge. He admitted the time was right for a change in an open letter to supporters.

It read: “Having spent a total of 25 years with the club as both a player and a manager, this decision – made together with the club – is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make.

“However, although the affection and love I have for this football club will always remain, we collectively feel that now is the right time for the club to go in a new direction.

“Bournemouth will always be in my heart. But I firmly believe that now is the right time for the club to have a change.”


Numerous names considered

Mark Robins

We understand that, alongside Robins, Bournemouth are also considering other options. Howe’s number two Jason Tindall is considered by many to be first choice to come in, as widely documented.

Chris Hughton, John Terry, Scott Parker and Steve Robinson are amongst those to have also been linked.

But now we understand that Robins has also been added to their list of prospective recruits.

Robins‘ stock has never been higher having guided Coventry to the Championship. He achieved promotion in hugely difficult circumstances and on a limited budget.

Now, Bournemouth are the latest club to be looking at Robins and are giving him consideration.


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