Date: 6th January 2014 at 5:16pm
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AFC Bournemouth have reportedly parted company with Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks.

The report comes via Daily Echo reporter Neil Perrett who posted the news on Twitter

“@neilperrettecho: Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks are today understood to have parted company with #afcb.”

Shaun Brooks took over as Head of Youth at the Cherries Centre of Excellence in 2010 after being given the job by former AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell, while Paul Groves was announced as Cherries youth team manager in July 2011.

Groves replaced Joe Roach who had left the club after 10 years in the role in June 2011.

In March 2012 Groves was placed in charge of first team affairs after the departure of Lee Bradbury, with Brooks his temporary assistant.

They took charge of the final eight games of the season, winning two, drawing four and losing two.

On 11th May 2012 Groves signed a new two year contract as AFC Bournemouth manager after being handed the job on a permanent basis, while Shaun Brooks was announced as his assistant.

But after just 20 games in charge, he was sacked on 3rd October 2012, with a record of just 3 wins in 20 games (in all competitions), drawing 11 and losing 6, scoring 22, whilst conceding 29.

After the appointment of Eddie Howe as manager nine days later, Groves and Brooks returned to their previous roles in the youth set up.

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