Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth following Premier League relegation.
A 3-1 win against Everton in Howe’s final game was not enough to save the club from relegation and now the Bournemouth manager is leaving on mutual consent.
The 42-year-old was responsible for managing Bournemouth from League Two right the way up to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history in 2015.
Eddie Howe has left #afcb by mutual consent.
It’s been an unbelievable journey, thank you so much for the memories Eddie ❤️ https://t.co/SCVnCkbSpy
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 1, 2020
“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,” Howe, who made in excess of 300 appearances for the Cherries as a player, told fans in an open letter.
“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 foe the club to have a change.
“I have always ensured that every decision I have ever made as manager has been in the best interests of the club and its supporters, and this is no different.”
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