🍒 No Henry or Viera as AFC Bournemouth confirm Jonathan Woodgate as head coach
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🍒 No Henry or Viera as AFC Bournemouth confirm Jonathan Woodgate as head coach

English Championship side AFC Bournemouth have confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Woodgate as their new head coach until the end of the season.

Bournemouth had been linked with a series of names that included former Arsenal duo of Patrick Viera and Thierry Henry but opted to entrust Woodgate who has been in charge of the team on a temporary basis for the past two weeks.

In a statement, the club said: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that Jonathan Woodgate has agreed on a short team deal to be the club’s head coach until the end of the season.

“The 41-year-old has been a caretaker manager for the Cherries’ last five fixtures, following the departure of Jason Tindall.”

During his time with the club, the former Real Madrid defender has recorded three wins, a draw, and a defeat, keeping three successive clean sheets and progressing to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for only the second time in the club’s history.