Jonathan Woodgate has revealed his delight after he was named as the Bournemouth boss until the end of the season.
The 41-year-old was named as the Cherries caretaker when they made the decision to sack Jason Tindall last month, and he has gone on to pick up seven points from four league games, as well as taking the club into the FA Cup quarter-final.
Despite plenty of talk surrounding who would come in, the Championship outfit announced on their official site today that it’s Woodgate who will remain as boss for the rest of the campaign.
And, following the news, the former England international took to Instagram to thank the hierarchy for their faith in him, as he shared his excitement at the prospect of trying to take the Cherries back to the Premier League.
“I’d like to thank @officialafcb for giving me the opportunity to continue as head coach until the end of the season. It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and my family love it here.
“#AFCB is a fantastic club and everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. We’ve got 15 games left and plenty of hard work ahead. It’s all to play for.”
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This was very surprising, even if Woodgate has done well since he landed the role on a temporary basis.
However, the decision has been made now, and the fans will be pleased to see that this does mean a lot to Woodgate, who will know that he’s been fortunate to land such a job.
Now, the focus will be on trying to win promotion, which is the only way Woodgate is going to silence any doubters.
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