Sky Sports are reporting that Eddie Howe is set to be named our new boss. More
That follows news this morning that Rochdale boss Keith Hill has become Palarse’s new number one target after Howe switched his attentions to The Valley. It was rumoured he was at White Hart Lane yesterday and met Varney and Slater afterwards. According to Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell he is due to meet Howe later today.
If true, I would be pleased with Howe. At 33-years old he is one of the best young coaches around and has done a tremendous job at Bournemouth. I ask myself if he can he carry that on at a different club, a bigger club, after spending almost his whole career at Dean Court? And also compared to say a Wise or a Wilkins, will Howe be able to attract players to The Valley?
However if I look at the supposed candidates for the job, then judged on ability and record Howe stands up very well. And hey, he turned down Crystal Palarse for us. That says a lot about the man.
EDIT 10.45am: Howe and (ex Addick) Jason Tindall now in discussions with the AFC Bournemouth board. They signing a new contract with The Cherries is still very much an option. If you have nothing better to do, then this is the Bournemouth Echo’s Live Blog.