Bournemouth part company with manager Eddie Howe 'by mutual consent'

Sat, Aug 01 2020

Howe was awarded the Premier League manager of the month award in March 2017. Credit: Premier League

Bournemouth have parted company with manager Eddie Howe ‘by mutual consent’ following their relegation from the Premier League.

The 42-year-old departs having led the club from the basement of League Two to the top level of English football for the first time in their history.

Across two spells totalling ten years, the Englishman took charge of more than 450 games, 190 of which were in the Premier League.

The Cherries’ five-year stint at the top level came to an end last month despite a 3-1 final-day victory over Everton after Aston Villa held West Ham United to a draw to secure the necessary point.

Howe led the south coast club to the top level of English football for the first time in 2015 when they clinched the Championship title, having been promoted as runners-up in League One and Two.

He took charge of the club for the second time in 2012 with the club in League One and led them to promotion in his first season.

Howe originally took the job at the age of 31 shortly after being forced to retire due to a knee injury and helped the club avoid relegation from the Football League.

He briefly left to take charge of Burnley but departed for personal reasons and immediately resumed his position with Bournemouth in League One and led them to successive promotions.