Bournemouth have chosen to sack their manager Jason Tindall with immediate effect following defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.
They’ve been on the slide for the past few weeks dropping from second to sixth after four games without a win (including three defeats).
He was appointed just six months ago, replacing Eddie Howe as the boss, however a dismal run means it’s the end of the road on his stay at the club, despite being 6th in the Championship table, taking 42 points from 27 games.
Club statement: Jason Tindall
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) February 3, 2021
AFC Bournemouth have today parted company with manager Jason Tindall.
It is a decision which has not been taken lightly, given Jason’s outstanding commitment to the club as a player, assistant manager and manager.
However, recent performances and results have fallen well below the board’s expectations.
We feel a change is needed now in order to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals that were clearly set out last summer.
We would like to place on record our thanks to Jason for his services to AFC Bournemouth over the past 22 years.
He is someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing the club from its darkest days and taking it on the greatest journey it has ever had.
Jason will always be welcome at Vitality Stadium and we would like to wish him every success for the future.
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Fans gave their reaction after seeing that Bournemouth have chosen to sack their manager with immediate effect…
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— FIVEYARDS (@FIVE__YARDS) February 3, 2021
@brethertonjamie: This has Frank Lampard written all over it.
@related_city: I think this one is a bit harsh really in some results they may have been a bit unlucky a bit similar to the Watford sacking, they are still 6th in the table and it’s not like they have completely fallen out of the playoffs.
@Billyth51601367: Poor lad probably hasn’t had breakfast yet and he’s had the bullet. They could’ve waited till 10
@stuafcb: The buck doesn’t stop there. He never should have been appointed and there is responsibility on those above him for serious strategic failings. Clean house please.
@eddicoombs67: Best of luck JT, thanks for everything. Now let’s get someone experienced in to get us back to winning ways
@JackMArcher: Correct decision and at the right time to save the season. I just hope Woodgate wasn’t brought in with this in mind. We need someone experienced and successful!
@palmer_would: Thank you Jason, it was a good shot with good moments but ends in frustration. All the best in the future.
@afcb1976: Had to happen. Not just the recent results but the performances have been absolutely shocking.
@thecherries: Sad ending for a club legend, but the right decision, another manager thrown under the bus by the players..? Hopefully they start playing for the next one. #afcb
@RCMorgzz: Despite the recent performances, JT deserves a massive amount of respect and gratitude from the b’mouth fan base for the massive part he has played in the clubs survival & progression over the years. Thank you for everything JT and I wish you all the best! Once a cherry!
@BemusedVoter: Stepping up from assistant manager after Eddie Howe left was always going to be tough for Jason Tindall. A clean break may do the club good now. Promotion with that team is essential
@GuyN72: It’s a sad day for #afcb. JT was a fantastic number 2. Played a pivotal role in our huge rise. I will always be thankful for that.
@AndyBayes: Always a strange one when you give your manager one of the most important transfer windows to help them get back up, let him appoint a first team coach over the weekend & then pot him. Howe surely favourite.
@Snedders93: Had to be done if promotion is the aim this season. Now lets get someone in with fresh ideas and dont even think about putting Woodgate in charge #afcb
@JustinPeach27: Not wasting any time. I’d have given a couple more games but results and performances have been poor and mostly to teams in the bottom half
@IAmLukasJ: Gutted for JT. Been amazing for the club and this doesn’t change that. The whole club needs a change and fresh ideas. Need a manager to come in and change things up. #afcb
@Cameronsmart_: Absurd decision, in my opinion, by Bournemouth to fire Jason Tindall after his first bad run. He’ll be snapped up very quickly and Bournemouth will almost certainly get someone less talented.
@george_proctor: Thanks for everything JT. True #afcb legend and genuinely gutted it’s not worked for him as manager. Feel he may have been let down by certain players but that’s football. Fresh start and kick on towards promotion!
@rex_arms: Should never have been appointed. Still one of the best squads in that league, a decent gaffer would have got them straight back up.
@calcio_danny: Really should have gone a different way after Howe was sacked. Things had become stale there, replacing him with his assistant wasn’t a big enough change to freshen things up, especially after a relegation
@ElliottPE17: An absolute must if this club is going to be challenging to go back up a the end of the season. Awful appointment, now time to bring in someone with experience and know how. UTC then
@ColinPeppiatt: Shocking decision. First bad run, one which was always inevitable given he was left with a threadbare squad that was never going to be able to cope with 50 odd games in 32 weeks. Deserve to stay down with decisions like that.
@Knitted_Fish: Sell arguably your best player & sack your manager within a couple of days. Excellent club ownership
@hebers1969: The football was abysmal with one of the best squads in the league but the players do have to take some responsibility as well
@d_kenig: Inevitable given the current form, should have gone weeks ago. Tactically naive, mistake to appoint him in the first place. #cherries #afcbournemouth
@chrisrumbelow1: The football we’ve been playing has been shocking. Constant block half time substitutions, legend at the club for his time with Eddie but too big a step up. Players need to step up as well as theyve played their part
@AdamGlorney: Crazy, only appointed woodgate to the coaching staff the other day.