Following the controversial departure of Joe Roach, the Cherries Head Of Youth, Shaun Brooks, has asked for time for the new team to settle in to produce results.
Brooks is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "He had a job and we wanted him to be part of the team to move things forward. He had slightly different ideas. He was a great servant for the club for 10 years. Things do change in football, things do move on and I think all the changes we are making at the football club are for the positive. Only time will tell. I know the players that have come out of the system so we will be judged in three to five years on how many players we get through. I think what we are trying to do – and the remit the chairman gave me – was to try to move it forward and raise the bar a little bit. That is what we have been striving to do for a year now".