Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe re-joined AFC Bournemouth as manager in October 2012.

Howe began his coaching career with the Cherries which followed spells as reserve, assistant and caretaker manager, before being appointed boss of Bournemouth.

It was in December 2006, at the age of 29, Howe was promoted to the position of player-coach by previous manager Kevin Bond, with the initial responsibility of coaching Bournemouth's reserve team, whilst continuing to play in the first team.

Howe replaced Jimmy Quinn at the Fitness First Stadium and enjoyed a fantastic start to football management securing the club's position in the Football League after the side began the season on a 17 point deficit.

The following season, at only 32, Howe then guided the Cherries to only their fifth promotion in the club's history. Their promotion to League One was confirmed, after a 2-0 away win at Burton Albion on 24th April. The success was made even more remarkable as Bournemouth had a transfer embargo throughout the campaign. Howe also set a club record at the start of the season, by winning eight out of the first nine games.

Howe then joined Burnley during the 2010/11 season leaving Bournemouth firmly in contention for promotion in npower League One. He later returned to the club during the 2012/13 season where he secured their promotion to the second tier for only the second time, following their 1987 success.

Howe then led Bournemouth to a 10th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship in 2013/14.

The following year Eddie led Bournemouth to promotion to the Barclays Premier League, for the first time in the club's history. In the same year Eddie received the LMA award for the Manager of the Year.

Sessions by Eddie Howe

Breaking lines

in Attacking

Getting players comfortable when both in and out of possession has been central to my coaching philosophy. I have seen players making huge strides in what they do when mastering the art of protecting or pursuing the ball, and good possession habits ultimately translate on the pitch into other skills. MORE

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