AFC Bournemouth have introduced the appointment of Gary O’Neil as everlasting head coach following a 12-match spell as interim boss.
He’ll be part of on an 18-month take care of an possibility to increase his contract for an extra 12 months relying on outcomes.
Bournemouth have gained 4, drawn three, and misplaced 4 underneath O’Neil in his first managerial function, and sit in a good 14th place within the Premier League desk, three factors away from the relegation zone.
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Bournemouth CEO Neill Blake mentioned: “Gary did a wonderful job on an interim foundation and the board are delighted to make his place as head coach everlasting.
“We’ve been impressed with the best way he has performed himself from the second he joined the membership and really feel he has earned this chance to proceed to take the workforce and the membership ahead.
“Gary has labored tirelessly and diligently on the coaching pitch and the gamers have responded by producing some wonderful performances and outcomes.
“It was evident from the reception he acquired from our supporters following the Premier League win in opposition to Everton that they’ve additionally appreciated his efforts and we’re all wanting ahead to persevering with our working relationship with him.”
In line with stories, ex-Leeds United supervisor Marco Bielsa held talks with the membership over a possible appointment, however the Bournemouth hierarchy selected to stay with fan favorite O’Neil.
The 39-year-old changed Scott Parker who was dismissed on the finish of August following a 9-0 hammering by Liverpool at Anfield, earlier than failing to beat Wolves at dwelling, leaving the Cherries seventeenth within the desk.
Taking cost of his first Premier League sport, O’Neil guided Bournemouth to a 3-2 victory on the highway in opposition to Nottingham Forest.
That sparked a run of six video games unbeaten earlier than O’Neil first tasted defeat at dwelling to Southampton.
The loss triggered a string of disappointing outcomes, with Bournemouth shedding to West Ham, Tottenham and Leeds.
O’Neil managed to show issues round within the Carabao Cup with a thumping 4-1 win over Everton, earlier than beating the identical opposition within the league 3-0 4 days later earlier than the season paused for the World Cup.
Reportedly, he’s at present in Qatar attending World Cup video games through the break.
Bournemouth get their Premier League marketing campaign again underway with a visit to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 27.
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