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20 year association between Tindall and Bournemouth ends

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AFC Bournemouth have this morning sacked Jason Tindall, less than six months after Tindall replaced Eddie Howe as manager.

Jason Tindall has had a long association with AFC Bournemouth as a player, assistant manager and manager, spanning twenty years.

As a player, he joined the Cherries from Charlton Athletic in 1998 where he made 195 appearances in all competitions before his departure in 2006. His playing career was severely hampered by injury, but he did make 29 appearances in Division 3 during the promotion-winning season of 2002/03.

He went on to make 17 appearances for non-league side Weymouth and became player-manager of the club before his departure in 2008.

Tindall returned to Dean Court later in 2008 as assistant manager to Jimmy Quinn.

That pairing, however, didn’t last long as Quinn was sacked after just 121 days, a complete disaster as Quinn himself put it.

Tindall, however, remained at Dean Court as assistant manager as he saw Eddie Howe come in and named manager on New Years Day 2009.

From 2009 until the summer of 2020, Tindall remained as Eddie Howe’s assistant overseeing two spells at AFC Bournemouth either side of a short spell at Burnley.

He also stepped out of retirement and added four additional appearances to his AFC Bournemouth career, most notably notching an assist for Mark Molesley at Dagenham & Redbridge during the greatest escape season of 2009.

During the Eddie Howe era, AFC Bournemouth avoided relegation from the Football League and into non-league football despite a 17 point penalty, won promotion from League Two the following season despite a transfer embargo, winning promotion from League One in 2013 and winning the Championship in 2015. A period that will never be matched or forgotten in AFC Bournemouth’s history and Jason Tindall played a big part in that success.

The following year Jason Tindall earned his UEFA Pro Licence and AFC Bournemouth enjoyed five seasons in the Premier League before dropping out of the top flight of English football and back into the Championship.

In August 2020 he was described as the standout candidate to succeed Eddie Howe as manager.

But after less than six months in charge, with the Cherries in sixth place in the Championship and cut adrift from the battle for automatic promotion, Tindall has been sacked.

Right choice to sack Tindall?





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A brief statement on read…

“…It is a decision which has not been taken lightly, given Jason’s outstanding commitment to the club as a player, assistant manager and manager.

However, recent performances and results have fallen well below the board’s expectations.

We feel a change is needed now in order to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals that were clearly set out last summer.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Jason for his services to AFC Bournemouth over the past 22 years.

He is someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing the club from its darkest days and taking it on the greatest journey it has ever had…”

Your say…

Lord Snooty wrote…

Although on reflection it was right for Jason to go….I just wanted to add a bit of balance to the breaking news.
I’d just like to do the decent thing and say thank you to Jason Tindall as both a player and assistant manager.
Things over the last few months haven’t worked out for him and that’s sad.
Let’s not forget the enormous contribution Jason made in our meteoric progress to The Premier League.

He was there with Eddie right in those grim -17 days and was very much involved in our wonderful club’s transformation. He will always be part of our history. As I said things haven’t ended too well for him….but for everything else…thanks Tinders old stick! – Join the conversation, click here.

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