Bournemouth sack head coach Gary O’Neil- Announcement of replacement imminent

Bournemouth have confirmed that they have parted ways with head coach Gary O’Neil- whilst the announcement of his replacement is expected inmminently.

The 40-year-old was initally appointed on an interim basis to replace Scott Parker after just four league games in August 2022, before earning the permamnent position in November. In his 34 league games in charge, the Englishman helped The Cherries achieve 10 wins and six draws, enough to secure the club’s Premier League status next season with a 15th place finish.

In a statement on their wesbite, owner and chairman Bill Foley stated: “Gary’s achievement last season is one I will always be grateful for. This has been a difficult decision, but it has been made with great consideration to best position ourselves ahead of the coming season.”

Furthermore, Foley also expressed their ambition to bolster next season’s squad through incoming transfers this summer, saying: “We have also identified a number of significant targets in the transfer market this summer and believe this change in direction will provide us with the best platform from which to build.”

At the end of the statement, the club confirmed: “The appointment of a new head coach will be announced imminently.”

The incoming manager’s first league match in charge will take place on Saturday 12 August, as the South Coast side will host West Ham at the Vitality Stadium.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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