Cherries Lack Ambition?

Last updated : 12 July 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Des Taylor, chief scout at Dean Court, has left AFC Bournemouth citing the clubs apparent "lack of ambition" as his reason for going.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Taylor is quoted as saying: "I felt I had done everything I could to procure the right players for the club. But I became frustrated as it was apparent that the club’s objectives were not as ambitious as I had hoped for, in as much as the policy was only to bring in players to replace the ones we had lost. There were a number of players with great potential we could have made moves on, particularly from non-league. But the club seemed reluctant to take a chance on these players, whom I felt were reasonable long-term acquisitions. Therefore, I felt I had done everything I could. I worked for the club for nothing for 18 months and was then fortunate to be offered a permanent contract when Lee Bradbury and Steve Fletcher took over. It was a huge privilege to work as closely as I did with Lee. My decision is no reflection on him because he is a man of integrity and honesty. With the right support, Lee will go on to manage a successful team. I know Lee is disappointed with my decision but I have left for the right reasons and see my future elsewhere. I don’t have any concrete plans at the moment and will see what the future holds".