Sources: Bournemouth set to replace Woodgate after play-off heartache

Bournemouth are set to replace Jonathan Woodgate following their play-off heartache, Football Insider understands.

The Cherries were consigned to another season in the second-tier after a 3-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Brentford last Saturday.

A Bournemouth source told Football Insider that the Championship club have made up their minds to enter the market for a new manager to replace the interim boss.

Woodgate, 41, admitted he was “devastated” after the south coast side’s hopes of instant promotion to the Premier League collapsed.

His side finished 6th in the Championship after being relegated from the top-flight under Eddie Howe on the final day last season.

Woodgate joined the Bournemouth ranks in February, initially as first-team coach before being appointed interim manager following Jason Tindall’s dismissal.

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After three wins, a draw and a defeat in his first five matches at the helm, Bournemouth confirmed that Woodgate would take charge until the end of the season.

The former England defender was crowned Championship Manager of the Month in April after a run of six wins in seven games.

The Cherries scored 18 goals across that period but their form slumped once their place in the top six was confirmed at the end of the month.

They lost their last three matches in the regular Championship campaign before defeat over two legs in the play-offs.

After a playing career that saw him turn out for the likes of Leeds, Real Madrid and Tottenham, Woodgate entered the managerial game with Middlesbrough in 2019.

He was dismissed 38 games into his Riverside tenure with Boro 17th in the league.

In other news, Bournemouth could see backroom staff picked apart if Howe appointed Celtic boss.