August 8, 2020

Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth by mutual consent after relegation

Watch Howe’s last interview as Bournemouth boss

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has left the club by mutual consent after their relegation from the Premier League.

The 42-year-old led the Cherries in more than 450 games across two spells spanning more than a decade.

Howe, who departs after talking to Bournemouth officials on Saturday, said he believes it is “the right time for the club to have a change”.

Bournemouth’s five-year stay in the top flight ended despite a 3-1 win at Everton on the final day of the season.

“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,” said Howe in an open letter to fans.

“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 now is the right time for the club to have a change.”

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