AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo…
“I think the next step for me is to speak to the owner and the board of directors and see where we go from here.
“We need to have a strong vision of the future, so I think that’s the next step.”
“I feel very emotional, sad, dejected, loads of different things that of course are difficult emotions to feel.
“In terms of feeling and emotions, this has been the hardest moment of my career. I know the players are hurting – I saw the dressing room.
“I was with the players, albeit not for too long. They are all very disappointed with what’s happened, not so much today but obviously during the season we haven’t been good enough.
MOTM against Everton
Devastated.. Love this club no matter what! Thank you for all the support this year and sorry we couldn’t make it in the end.❤️🙏🏾🍒 pic.twitter.com/UAzadx4JPa
— Nathan Aké (@NathanAke) July 26, 2020
"I am deeply sorry for the fans"
Listen to a distraught Eddie Howe with @kristemple after Bournemouth's relegation from the Premier League
— BBC Radio Solent Sport (@solentsport) July 26, 2020
Biggest signing 🍒 need to secure for next season is that of the manager and his staff. I believe they won’t want to walk away like that.
Undoubtedly mistakes have been made but 5 years in the biggest league in the world is some achievement.
— Shwan Jalal (@JalalGK) July 26, 2020
Written by London Cherry
Please stay Eddie!
I’m sitting in the same seat I was five and a bit years ago with a very different emotion. Gutted, pure gutted, but what a great ride it has been, something you never would have imagined we’d go on 10 years ago. The Championship could be more entertaining; I certainly won’t miss VAR or mid-table obscurity. I’ve been to all the ‘big’ grounds I wanted to see and I’m desperate to see more matches with my young family. I just pray and hope we keep Eddie Howe in place or he doesn’t want to take a break. With Eddie, I believe in my team and in the direction we’re going. It’s been hard at times this year but if we can only sell 2/3 we can kick on next year and have an entertaining year. Please stay Eddie.
You would hope a meeting has been arranged early this coming week, to sort out how the club goes forward, and let the fans know Eddie is staying…..it’s a quick turn about till next season……no time to mess around.
Eddie had a dream, I don’t think it has been fulfilled yet. He strikes me as a man who likes a challenge. He could well view taking us back up is an even bigger challenge than getting us in the Prem in the first place. Loves the club etc. etc. so this could be a great chance to get his credentials back on track. Needs to change his coaching staff big time.
I saw his Sky interview and he said he was very emotional and having a job to keep it together.
Then spoke to Steve Cook who said they didn’t carry out the manager’s instructions so they should take the blame.
Back to Eddie who is going to speak to the people who matter and we will take it from there.
Might be wishful thinking, but I think he wants to stay. – Join the conversation, click here.