Jason Tindall’s short reign as Bournemouth manager is over after he was sacked on Wednesday morning, the club have confirmed.
Tindall replaced Eddie Howe following the Cherries’ relegation from the Premier League last term and had made a bright start to his managerial career with the South Coast outfit – with one defeat in his opening 20 matches putting Bournemouth into the automatic promotion places.
However, four defeats on the bounce, including last night’s loss to Sheffield Wednesday has cost Tindall his job – with the Cherries now sixth in the Championship standings, but eight points off the top-six having played games than the majority of the sides directly above them.
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Bournemouth’s only victory since the middle of December came at Stoke City, and after the Owls defeat have taken just five points from a possible 24 available.
The Cherries host Birmingham City on Saturday, knowing that another defeat could see them slip out of the top-six for the first time this season, but will be hoping to have appointed Tindall’s replacement before the Blues arrive on the South Coast.
Here’s how the Bournemouth faithful on Twitter to Tindall’s departure:
The buck doesn't stop there. He never should have been appointed and there is responsibility on those above him for serious strategic failings. Clean house please.
— Stuart Bramley🍏🇪🇺 (@stuafcb) February 3, 2021
I hope Woodgate wasn’t brought in for this…🙈
— ☀️Chloe 💋 (@Chlo_Bo_5) February 3, 2021
Best of luck JT, thanks for everything. Now let’s get someone experienced in to get us back to winning ways🍒
— Edward Coombs (@eddicoombs67) February 3, 2021
Right decision, but it is a real shame it hasn’t worked out with everything he has achieved at the club as a player and as a coach
— Harrison Taylor (@Harrison_write) February 3, 2021
Correct decision and at the right time to save the season. I just hope Woodgate wasn't brought in with this in mind. We need someone experienced and successful!
— Jack Archer (@JackMArcher) February 3, 2021
Not unexpected but feel bad for him starting his hopefully long management career with this first firing. Best of luck in the future
— Marcus of Man (@MJShilling) February 3, 2021
Thank god they’ve taken the decision sooner rather than later! He was way out of his depth!
— Diane O'Connor (@DianeFraserbear) February 3, 2021
Sad for JT, doesn't take away from his other achievements at all, but right decision I think.
— Abbie Markham (@AbbieMarkham) February 3, 2021
Had to happen. Not just the recent results but the performances have been absolutely shocking.
— Simon (@afcb1976) February 3, 2021