AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed that he is motivated by the fear of getting the sack.
Following two spells as manager of AFC Bournemouth, Howe has won three promotions, taking the Cherries from 91st in the football league pyramid to 10th.
After avoiding relegation to non league football and probable extinction in 2009 following a 17 point deduction from the Football League, Howe won promotion from League Two a year later despite a full season transfer embargo.
Following a period at Burnley, Howe returned in 2012 and took the Cherries from the relegation places in League One in October to promotion just six months later.
Two years after that and AFC Bournemouth won the Football League Championship, winning promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in the clubs history.
After successfully maintaining the clubs Premier League status in 2016, Howe is now aiming to establish the club in the division.
According to soccerbase, Saturday’s match against Middlesbrough was Howe’s 300th game in charge of AFC Bournemouth.
Over both spells Howe has won 145, drawn 62 and lost 93.
Speaking ahead of the game with Middlesbrough, Howe told the Daily Star…
“I work with the fear I might get that call at any time, I am not strangled by it but know that it is a possibility if you don`t give your best.
“You might give your best still and it still might happen. Every manager says that one day you will get the sack. It is just about preventing that for as long as possible which motivates me.
“You are just doing the best job you can…’
Ken Baileys Ghost wrote…
‘This (season) is shaping up to be Eddie’s most difficult period as AFCB manager.
Is he up to it?
Who knows for sure; but he’s the best thing that’s happened at AFCB in 100 years.
If there’s any American investors reading this; they need to know that without him we’re still just a middling League One side.
Until we build a huge stadium, get rid of the tinpot infrastructure and start acting like a ‘big’ club, we always will be.
Oh, and for your information, I’ll be watching Poole Town if we do. – Join the conversation here.
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