Sources: Bournemouth to appoint 42-yr-old new manager next week
Bournemouth are set to appoint Jason Tindall as their new permanent manager next week, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed on Wednesday that the Cherries board were close to handing the reins to the current interim boss despite applications from John Terry and Lee Johnson.
A source at Dean Court has told Football Insider that the 42-year-old will be confirmed as Eddie Howe’s successor next week, with Stephen Purches set to take the assistant manager’s role.
The former defender was Howe’s assistant before the latter saw his time in charge of the club come to an end by mutual consent last weekend.
Tindall was made interim manager and is now set to take on what will be his first major managerial role.
He featured over 170 times as a player for the Cherries and returned to take on the assistant’s role to Jimmy Quinn back in 2008.
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He retained his position following Howe’s appointment in 2009 and followed him to Burnley for an 18-month spell at Turf Moor in 2011.
The pair returned to the south coast after their time in charge of the Clarets and took the Cherries from League One to the Premier League in three-and-a-half seasons at the helm.
However, Bournemouth saw their five-year stay in the top flight come to an end last season and it was revealed that Howe had left his post by mutual consent a week ago.
Tindall did have a one-year spell as player-manager at Weymouth between 2007 and 2008 but has not held a first-team manager’s position since he hung up his boots.
He will be joined by Purches in the dugout at Dean Court, with the 40-year-old set to be promoted from his position as a first-team coach.
In other Bournemouth news, Bruce has delivered his verdict on John Terry applying for the manager’s job.