An annoucement is due to be made on Monday on the future of Eddie Howe when he is now expected to end speculation on his immediate future.
On the speculation, Howe is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I have a very, very difficult decision to make. This club – the supporters, the players – mean so much to me and I’ve got a decision to make over the next few days. It’s one I know I have to make. It’s not going to be easy. I want to be honest with people because I think they need to know. I’ve got to battle with myself and come to a decision which is right for everybody".
Chairman, Eddie Mitchell, is quoted as saying: "I want him to stay, we’d be stupid not to. I’ve said many times, I think he’s the best manager outside of the Premier League. It’s his life, it’s his decision".