BREAKING: Eddie Howe leaves AFC Bournemouth
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BREAKING: Eddie Howe leaves AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth have confirmed Eddie Howe has left his role as the Cherries by mutual consent. 

Howe, who has managed Bournemouth in more than 450 games across two spells at Vitality Stadium spanning more than a decade, has made the decision together with the club officials. 

"Having spent a total of 25 years with the club as both a player and a manager this decision - made together with the club - is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make," Howe wrote in his open letter to fans.  

"However, although the affection and love I have for this football club will always remain, we collectively feel that now is the right time for the club to go in a new direction. Bournemouth will always be in my heart, but I firmly believe that now is the right time for the club to have a change."

"I have always ensured that every decision I have ever made as a manager has been in the best interests of the club and its supporters, and this is no different."