Bournemouth Championship Club fired boss Jason Tindall, who had been in charge for just six months.
The decision was made by Sheffield Wednesday after Tuesday’s 2-1 home loss, with the team sixth in the table. Following Eddie Howe’s exit, former Cherries player and assistant boss Tindall was appointed in August.
“We feel a change is needed now to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals clearly set out last summer,” a club statement said. Former Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate, who only joined Bournemouth on Monday as first-team coach, will be in caretaker charge on Saturday for their match against Birmingham.
Last season, Bournemouth got relegated from the Premier League, lost four straight Championship matches. And won only once in their past eight league games. They are eight points off the places of automatic promotion and 13 behind Norwich City leaders. “Recent performances and results have fallen well below the board’s expectations,” the club said.
Tindall, 43, had been named on a three-year deal and has a 22-year partnership with the Cherries, having already played 199 matches before. “We would like to record our appreciation to Jason over the past 22 years for his services to AFC Bournemouth.”
“He’s someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing it from its darkest days and taking it on the greatest journey it has ever had. “He’s someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing it from its darkest days and taking it on the biggest trip it has ever had” the statement added.
Tindall led Bournemouth alongside Howe to three promotions from League Two to the Top League, both sides of Burnley’s 21-month spell together.
His departure is the second in as many weeks from the coaching staff after first-team coach Graeme Jones joined Newcastle United.