Nigel Pearson has explained that the next AFC Bournemouth manager needs to be aware of the culture of the club to really prove a success at the Cherries.
The men in red and black removed Jason Tindall from his post after a tough run of form that saw them slip away from the automatic promotion spots and, as yet, we’ve not seen a replacement come in.
Indeed, several names are being linked but Pearson believes the right man will have a tough job coming in and taking over after a large period of in-house appointments and familiar faces.
Speaking to EFL on Quest, he explained that whoever comes in needs to be well aware of the culture of the club in order to help them challenge for promotion.
“When reading Tindall’s statement, what it brought home to me was just how big an influence himself and Eddie Howe had on the club over a long period of time, so it’s not going to be a straightforward job to move forward.”
“They need to think what direction they want to go in, whoever takes the job needs to understand that promotion is the number one aim, but they need to be aware of the subtleties and culture that has been at the club for a long period of time.”
Everything at Bournemouth is obviously set up for them to return to the Premier League but they need to get the right manager in to steer them there.
Success has been brought from their approach in recent years and the new manager will need to buy into that, whilst also bringing his own ideas to help advance the philosophy further.
Pearson is right to say it’s a tough job but, as well as that, it’s an exciting one.