AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insists that he will not look back at how far the Cherries have progressed over the past eight years.
On this day eight years ago, the Cherries were 23rd in League Two.
AFC Bournemouth were sitting 91st in the Football League pyramid and still 6 points from safety following a 17 point deduction for exiting administration without agreeing a CVA.
Jimmy Quinn would remain in charge for another two weeks before Eddie Howe would begin his first stint in charge on the south coast.
Three promotions on and last season the Cherries enjoyed their first season in the top flight of English football, beating the then reigning Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
This season, the Cherries once again have claimed the scalp of the defending Premier League champions, beating Leicester City.
That result, for 24 hours at least saw AFC Bournemouth climb to a record highest position of 8th in the Premier League table.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘…The club has come so far, so quickly and sometimes it’s maybe nice for others to sit back and enjoy the position we are in.’
“But for me, I’m always looking for more and to achieve the next goal – and that is to try to beat Southampton…”
‘…when you consider where the club was a few years ago, you wouldn’t have thought this (top half of the Premier League) was possible.
‘But it’s not my job to sit back and look at that achievement in any kind of way because there is another dream to chase now…’
Steve Afcb wrote…
I’m looking up and singing the praises of our messiah, oh Eddie, Howe we have flourished under your command. – Join the conversation here.
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