Eddie Howe has left Bournemouth on mutual consent following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
On Saturdays night he parted ways with the club and left an emotional message for the fans saying:
‘After what has been an incredibly challenging few days and following extensive talks between myself and the club I can confirm that we have collectively come to the decision that it would be in the best interests of AFC Bournemouth for me to leave the club by mutual consent.
‘It is difficult to put into words what Bournemouth means to me, both as a town and as a football club. 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.
‘Our journey together over the past decade has quite simply been an incredible one and I feel immense pride at what we’ve achieved together in that time.
‘The club motto is “Together, anything is possible”, and that’s something that we’ve always firmly believed in and strived to implement.
‘That quote is representative of everything we have achieved as a club and it reflects the values that we all, together, have worked relentlessly to try and install in each other.
‘We had a vision and a dream and with hard work and an unrelenting desire to continuously improve we have always strived to achieve our objectives.’
Howe took charge of Bournemouth as caretaker manager on December 31, 2008 after Jimmy Quinn was dismissed.
Although he experienced two defeats in charge as caretaker, he was officially appointed as manager on January 19, 2009.
He was tempted by an offer to manage Burnley in 2011 which he made the move leaving Bournemouth. After a year at Burnley, he left for ‘personal reasons.’
Howe once again was appointed at Bournemouth in October 2012 winning the League One Manager of the month award in the next month after 3 wins and 2 draws followed by an FA Cup victory.
He secured Championship promotion with Bournemouth finishing as runner ups with just a point behind Doncaster Rovers.
He secured promotion to the Premier League with Bournemouth on April 27 2015 and has survived in the ever since in the Premier League until the 2019/20 season where Bournemouth finished the season at 18th and relegated into the Championship.
On August 1, the club announced that the manager has left on mutual consent.