Eddie Howe Leaving Bournemouth.

jtc

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Limited resources?

He spent 20m on Dominik Solanke, 15m Jordan Ibe, 15m on Philip Billing, 25m on Jefferson Lerma, 12m on Benik Afobe, 9m on Lewis Grabban....could go on.

The arse end of 100m quid....
they spent heavy in the championship as well before promotion iirc.Or heavily for a club of their size and fan base.There is a Russian mega money man behind them I believe so it sort of makes the 'did it on a shoe string'story a bit redundant.
I like him and have no problems with Bournemouth.Must be crippling him though.think I heard today he spent 25 years around that club one way or another
 

Andy0Combs

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By all accounts he was a very good man manager of the players he brought up through the divisions with him and got them to over achieve but really struggled to get the best out of big money signings who just didn't take to his management style.
 

Leith Ger

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On paper he looks a great manager. In reality he is not, any manager that refuses to change and adapt is doomed to fail.
Think he did amazingly well to get them up and also stay there. I feel as though there are worse teams than them in league and surprised they ended up where they did.

However, I don’t think tactically he’s improved and they were easy to play against at times. Even when doing well, they still shipped plenty of goals and this season with them drying up a bit for Wilson they couldn’t get away with it. Losing Brooks to injury and Fraser’s contract situation never helped but they really needed to get a decent defender or 2. His approach reminds me a bit of Warburton, one way of playing and a bit soft.
 

BiopsyJones

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One of the most overrated managers going. The manager equalvalent of a young English Premier league player who goes through a purple patch
A purple patch? Give me a break. The guy who took little Bournemouth from the brink of relegation out of the Football League - while starting the season on -17 points - all the way to the Premier League and staying there for 5 seasons, including a 9th place finish. Overrated indeed
 

david1982

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they spent heavy in the championship as well before promotion iirc.Or heavily for a club of their size and fan base.There is a Russian mega money man behind them I believe so it sort of makes the 'did it on a shoe string'story a bit redundant.
I like him and have no problems with Bournemouth.Must be crippling him though.think I heard today he spent 25 years around that club one way or another
No issue in giving the guy credit for keeping a club like Bournemouth in the PL for 5 years or even getting them there in the first place but to say he had limited resources or a shoestring budget is nonsense.

They signed our own Jermaine Defoe at 34 on a 3 year contract worth the guts of 80k a week
 
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bob1873

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Their net spend will be reflected in the fact they had no one worth selling for big money.

Very hard to survive more than a season in the EPL without spending big.

Backs up how good a job Dyche has done.

He made some good signings too.

Ake
Brooks
Lerma
Wilson
King
Billing
Fraser

They are a League 1 level club and will probably end up back there in a few seasons.
100% small ground small fan base unless they bounced back next season they probably never be back in the EPL.
 

Shawlands_Bluenose

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Might be wrong but I'm not convinced he'll ever do much more of note in management. Some people are just suited to certain clubs, like Alan Curbishley at Charlton or Tony Pulis at Stoke.

Nothing against him or Bournemouth but I was glad to see them go down, bankrolled by a wealthy Russian to reach the Prem and then lived off the Sky money. A League One/Lower end of Championship club at best. Rangers are 20 times the size of Bournemouth and it always frustrated me seeing them throwing around £20m+ on players when we could never dream of that
 

ssblue

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When he took over at Bournemouth first time round at age 31 they were 2nd bottom of League 2 thirteen points from safety more than half way through the season.

He kept them up then got them promoted to League 1 the following season.

After returning from Burnley he led them to the EPL where they have spent 5 seasons including a top half finish.

They are a small club with a stadium that holds 12,000.

He has done an incredible job with them yet some think 2 or 3 bad signings make him a bad manager.
 

Davie Weir

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Could see them trying for Gerrard. Don’t think he’d go though
Gerrard is a smart man and will only leave for the right job and only once he’s done a proper job up here.

He’ll be smart enough to see that Bournemouth are now a team certain for a massively decline.They will probably do a Portsmouth/Bolton/Blackpool and end back in League 1 soon enough.

The Bournemouth job will not be overly sought after.
 

AlbertzLeftBoot

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He's done a cracking job with them, in my opinion, keeping them in the top tier as long as they did. I can see them slipping back down the leagues to their natural position now.

Can see him biding his time to see if a position at a top half team comes up.
 
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