AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is set to snub any potential approach from south coast neighbours Southampton according to reports.
It would be the second time Southampton have shown an interest in getting Howe to take over the Hampshire club.
In 2010, Southampton made an approach for Howe and Howe actually went for the interview before opting against the move along the south coast.
The Cherries manager who has now won promotion with AFC Bournemouth in League Two, League One and the Championship and maintained the Cherries Premier League status this season has become one of the bookies favourites to become the next permanent manager of Southampton.
Southampton are likely to see manager Ronald Koeman walk out of St Mary’s this week to take the vacant managerial job at Everton.
The Telegraph believe that Southampton are ‘considering either Eddie Howe or the Sevilla manager Unai Emery as his replacement..
The report went on to add…
‘Howe has long been admired by Southampton and is a bright young manager whom they feel could work within their recruitment structure.
The Mirror however have reported that…
‘Howe has told pals he will stay at the Cherries as long as Russian moneybags owner Maxim Denim is still willing to pump cash into the side.
Howe has full control on everything that happens at Dean Court, which he would be forced to relinquish if he joined Saints.
I’m sure he’ll speak to them if asked, but also hopeful he’ll turn them down again. Obviously, those events will cause another meltdown from many on here.
Surely they’re such a MASSIVE club they only want foreign managers anyway? They get over 30,000 when we play there, or do they only turn up to see us? 🙂 – Join the conversation here.
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